Patient Stories

Dean Tonseth

INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dean didn’t know it yet, but he had a life-threatening medical condition. What he also had was a diligent physician.

Linda Rehaume & Traci Bennett

She’d been battling the pain and discomfort of recurring bladder infections for more than a year and a half leaving a series of doctors, including the urologist in Yakima, stymied. At 89, Ellensburg’s Loretta Broughton Foote was desperate for an answer. So was her family. “I was frustrated,” says Linda Rehaume, Foote’s daughter. “She had […]


OBSTETRICS: Penny and John experienced a whirlwind of emotions when they learned they were expecting their first child.

Nancy Jurenka

HOSPITAL: Retired Central Washington University professor Nancy Jurenka has just one word for KVH Hospital: “Fantastic!”

Sydney Skistad

PEDIATRICS: She’s only 6 years old, but Sydney already knows that you don’t have to get sick to visit the doctor.

Skip Little

HOME HEALTH: Skip went home forty pounds lighter, drainage tubes still in his body, and his incision unhealed because of an infection.

Steve Talerico

URGENT CARE: After a long day’s work, Steve cut his thumb on a broken glass while doing dishes at home.

Jordan Jackson

FAMILY MEDICINE: Four days before he was to leave for the Paris-Roubaix cycling road race, Jordan needed a medical release.

Mike Katz

DIABETES: The son of a diabetic, the effects of not controlling one’s blood sugar aren’t lost on Mike.