STEPHENVILLE, Texas — For Stephenville resident, Robert Kellar, Aug. 20 began like any other day. That is, until a car accident threatened the use of his leg and he found himself on the way to the emergency room.
Care team and patient, from left, Teresa Wieman, R.N.; Terry Smith, R.N.; Racheal Basham, R.N.; Robert Kellar; David Rohrer, M.D.; Amanda Kerby, CHT; Robin Caves, Front Office Coordinator; and Patty Weidemann, Program Director.
"I was taken by ambulance to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and didn’t know how bad the injury was to my leg," said Kellar. "The injury had torn down into my muscle but the team there took excellent care of me and I was discharged later that day."
He later needed wound care and met the team at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville. It was here that they helped him gain the full use of his leg again and will forever hold a special place in his heart.
"During my routine follow-up care they discovered a red spot on my leg which turned into an infection and I was referred to the wound care team," he added.
For the next six weeks, he worked diligently with David Rohrer, M.D., and the Texas Health Stephenville Wound Care team of nurses. He found these friendly faces becoming more and more like family.
"He did everything we asked of him and by the end of October he was 100 percent fully recovered," said Rohrer, medical director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Texas Health Stephenville.
Through his eyes, the team went the extra mile simply by offering a sense of humor during his treatments or just stopping to ask, "How are you today?".
"The entire team was outstanding, and I couldn’t have done this without them," said Kellar. "They were genuinely friendly, had the biggest hearts and I felt they respected me as an individual and wanted me to fully heal."
The Texas Health Stephenville team is glad Kellar chose to seek care with them.
"It was a true team effort and Robert’s positive outlook also contributed to his full recovery," added Rohrer. "Our center is unique in that we work together to treat the whole patient — mind, body and spirit."
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.