Making a difference after embolism

Kathy and Pam’s story

A nurse listens as a woman speaks proudly about her students and her school. It is clear that teaching is much more than a job to her. This woman’s name is Pam Iwen, and not long ago she had a pulmonary embolism.

Pam is passionate about education. She is both a teacher and a member of the parent teacher organization. Being there for her students is a big part of Pam’s life, so when she began feeling sick, she went in for tests at Ministry’s Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill.

Pam’s prolonged chest pain was caused by a pulmonary embolism, or blockage in the main artery of the lung. With the help of Kathy Stoney, RN, Pam was treated and sent home. She raves about the personal care and expertise of the Ministry Good Samaritan staff and Kathy in particular.

So today, as Kathy sits and listens as Pam beams with pride over her students, she feels an extra pride herself. By making a difference in one life, she got Pam back to making a difference in many more.

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