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Patient Stories

Our patients get stellar care at HCA Midwest Health Women’s Care. Read more about who they are, how they feel about us, and how we changed their lives for the better.

Casey Fleischmann

Casey Fleischmann had to go to Hawaii to learn firsthand that midwives aren’t anything like the images she had conjured up. “Midwives are hip, modern, cool,” Fleischmann, who is married to a career Army man, says. “It has nothing to do with giving birth in a bathtub in your living room and everything to do with a personalized birth plan.” » Read more


Christina McGinnis

Christina McGinnis doesn’t consider herself an avid sports fan, but she does have a personal definition of a teammate. So when McGinnis was diagnosed with Stage 1b breast cancer on November 4, 2010, she knew her oncologist needed to be the type of doctor to suit up and show up. » Read more


Jeanne Hopkins

Jeanne Hopkins has relied on Belton Regional Medical Center and her primary care physician, Gary Gustafson, DO, for a quarter of a century. Jeanne has her yearly mammograms and regular bone density tests conducted at the facility's state-of-the-art imaging department and her husband, Richard, also uses Dr. Gustafson and the hospital for various medical needs. » Read more


Jennifer Bettis

Jennifer Bettis says Thanksgiving 2010 will forever have a special meaning for her and husband, Jay. “We’ll always have gratitude for our first child,” says Jennifer, who is due on November 26. “And for Dr. Starks.” The 35-year-old internal auditor says she believes Gregory Starks, MD, of Midwest Women’s Healthcare, PC, is a miracle worker of sorts. » Read more


Julie Clifton

At 24 weeks in her pregnancy, Julie Clifton delivered Murphy Willingham, Jr. by caesarean section at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was immediately put into the care of the hospital’s Level IIIb NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). He had a heart murmur and respiratory issues and would later develop pneumonia and an infection. » Read more


Kaylene Kern

For Kaylene Kern, the birth of her second child represented much more than a memorable moment. Charlie Kern arrived exactly one minute after midnight on January 1, 2015, and his status as Kansas City’s 2015 New Year baby was reported on the news. But for Kern, 33, the newborn signified a very personal narrative—one of an empowered mother who advocated for the midwife birthing experience she wanted, and received. » Read more


Kim Hadley

After trying to conceive for on our own for four years we found ourselves in a dark and lonely spot. Dr. Starks knew exactly what tests to order to give me a correct diagnosis. Brandi designed the protocols, and although my body was difficult and it took four different protocols she never gave up on us! » Read more


Kristi & Jason Fine

When asked to define the rollercoaster of emotions they experienced when their daughter was born prematurely, Kristi and Jason Fine use words such as “scary” and “overwhelming”. But the couple is quick to liberally pepper their accounting of their time with their tiny baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with descriptions ranging from “gratitude,” and “comfort”. The Fine’s second child, a girl named Charli, was born four weeks premature on October 24, 2009. » Read more


Lillian Mack Shakur

Lillian Mack Shakur’s nemesis was heart disease, which had plagued her since 2003 when she underwent bypass surgery following a heart attack. Though she didn’t have a family history of heart disease, Lillian was one of the thousands of women annually diagnosed with this so-called “silent killer. “ » Read more


Lindsay Tiehen

Poignant memories from the two months that Charlotte and Jack Tiehen lived in the Overland Park Regional Medical Center Level IIIb NICU will no doubt stay with mom Lindsay Tiehen forever. » Read more


Marlene Krakow

Local philanthropist and cancer survivor, Marlene Krakow, shares her story of healing, courtesy of 435SouthMag.com. She was treated for cancer by Bradley Koffman, MD, a radiation oncologist and medical director of the CyberKnife Center at Menorah Medical Center. » Read more


Ryan and Ashley Allen

The Allen's journey with Research Medical Center began with a phone call from Karen. My wife and I had gone through infertility at two different facilities dealing with many doctors and nurses. Karen set the bar extremely high in our opinion, After briefly speaking with her on the phone, we immediately felt she was someone we could trust. » Read more


Sherry Brisbin

When Pleasant Hill, Mo., resident Sherry Brisbin found a lump in her breast during a routine self-examination in March, she felt a painful and tender history repeating itself. Brisbin's mother, Frances Fern, died of breast cancer at age 55, and her sister, now a breast cancer survivor, was diagnosed when she was 39 years old. » Read more


Wyatt Robinson

At 39 weeks pregnant, Stacey Robinson was induced. “Everything was going just as planned until I hit seven or eight centimeters,” she says. “The baby’s heart rate started to drop consistently and I was having trouble pushing.” Stacey needed to have an emergency C-section. When Wyatt entered the world, he wasn’t breathing. » Read more


Yvette Stuckey

“Everyone has been wonderful here in the NICU,” shares Yvette Stuckey, NICU mom. “The nurses are so helpful and caring. My baby was born three months early and she is doing great! I would recommend Research Medical Center for moms whether they are high-risk or not. I very much approve of their services.” » Read more