Marjorie Claus, grateful patient
Patient in kneed thankful for MRI
I'd been coping with knee and hip problems for some time. Often I'd wake up six or seven times a night from the pain. I knew it was time to see Dr. Pototschnik at Stratford General again, who had treated me for a knee injury years ago.
When Dr. Pototschnik looked at my knee he could tell there was something wrong, but the X-rays didn't show enough detail. Next he ordered an MRI, which happened very fast-I only had to wait a few days.
The MRI had more room than I'd expected, and the staff were excellent. They kept talking to me throughout the procedure, telling me they could see and hear me and that they were watching me closely. They were terrific and the MRI was a piece of cake.
Next will be knee replacement surgery with hip surgery to follow. I feel very lucky to have a surgeon like Dr. Pototschnik and technology like the MRI. Without the MRI I might still be sitting and waiting-and I'd be in pain. I'm very thankful.
Posted Monday, October 5 2015
Double the Impact!
Double the impact of your donation through our matching gift program!
SGH Volunteers tell you how YOU can double your donation through our matching gift program
Judy Schmidt Craig
A patient describes her care experience at Stratford General Hospital.
Volunteers of Stratford General Hospital
Volunteers are key to our hospital's success!
Rick Orr, SGHF Board Chairman
Foundation Board Chair Rick Orr talks about community generosity.
Dr. Miriam Mann, Chief of Emergency
Donor Generosity a lifesaver in Hospital's Emergency Department
More Impact Stories...
Having surgery of any kind can be worrying. But thanks to strong donor support of the Heart & Soul Campaign, the new Surgical Services Unit at Stratford General provides the very best facilities and equipment possible-ensuring a patient experience that's "a cut above".READ MORE
Each day in Stratford General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) there are reminders how far we’ve come since leaving the old, cramped, dark facility behind in 2010. For Jane Moore, clinical resource nurse, Critical Care Unit, that happened when an elderly couple arrived at the ICU followingREAD MORE
My knee had been sore and swollen and my doctor thought I was probably due for a knee replacement. He recommended an MRI on the knee joint to get a base line reading for the arthritis. Initially I’d planned to go to London, until my son-in-law, who is a doctor, said “Why don’t youREAD MORE
Dr. Laurel Moore
Medicine is increasingly growing in complexity and the new technologies are constantly improving the care physicians are able to provide to their patients, says Dr. Laurel Moore, Chief of Medical Staff. Before the arrival of the MRI in Stratford, patients were often waiting in excess of six months forREAD MORE
Carol’s Story “I started to volunteer at Stratford General Hospital when I retired from Fram Canada after 25 years of service. I started in the coffee shop under Shirley Aitcheson. I was mostly on cash as I once worked at Towers as a cashier. I love meeting the public and wearREAD MORE
Melody & Tim Roth
The Woodstock & District Canine Association has been donating on a monthly basis to their members’ favorite charities. I am one of the more recent members so had to wait until now to make my choice on where I wanted to send my donation. It wasn’t hard to make my decision on where I wantedREAD MORE