Patient Stories

Mitch Engel (COVID-19)

It’s the kind of story that defines 2020. For months, Mitch Engel and his family of four had diligently taken precautions to stay healthy, stay safe. And yet, October found them dealing with COVID-19 in their own home. His wife Emily got sick first. A flight attendant, she likely caught it on the airplane. “The […]

Colton Harlin (Emergency Surgery)

At the tender age of 10, Colton Harlin was generally used to the bruises and scrapes of pee wee football. And when the goal is a quarterback sack, a little pain for your efforts is to be expected, even during practice. Colton was knocked down on the play. The quarterback remained unscathed. But Colton? “My […]

Christina Thunberg (Orthopedic Surgery)

It seems like every time folks gather around to swap life stories, there’s always one person whose experiences trump them all. Christina Thunberg is such a person. “It was my 17th birthday,” she recalls. “We were at my uncle’s place, and I’d brought a friend with me.” Riding was definitely on the menu – but […]

David Martin (H1N1)

David Martin hadn’t felt well for several days. “You don’t go running to the doctor for the first little sniffle,” admits his wife, Jennifer. Still, she suggested he get checked out, just in case.

Nigel McNeill (General Surgery)

He’s a 38-year-old father of four with an active lifestyle, a passion for volunteerism, and a job he loves as a firefighter/EMT for Grant County Fire District No. 3 in Quincy.

Bri Botten (OB)

It was a time of big changes for Trey and Bri Botten. Trading in Bri’s Ford Focus for a minivan. Painting the nursery. Putting already-expert Pinterest skills to work on what to do when you’re expecting twins.

Emily Wurl (Orthopedics)

Ever since she can remember, Emily Wurl has been active in sports. “I enjoy getting out there on the field where nothing else matters,” she grins. “I also like the relationships you make. It’s a lot of fun.”

Joe Davis (ER)

Meet Joe Davis, EHS Class of 2019. ASB President. Football, basketball, and track. An adventurous spirit, ready and willing to take on life’s challenges with the vigor of a healthy 18 year old.

Audrey Natavio (OB)

Like many young couples, Audrey Natavio and Colin Nebeck were career-focused. They met on the job as phlebotomists at Seattle’s Polyclinic, then relocated together to Ellensburg and to new roles in the lab at KVH Hospital. Starting a family was nowhere on their radar.