At PVHC we strive to provide safe, compassionate, and sincere care to our patients. Don’t just take our word for it though! Read on to learn about our patients’ experiences…in their own words.

Susan Feller

Powell, WY
Patient Stories

In Susan’s Words…

“My journey of facing cancer started in January.  It started with Dr. Sarah Durney, then to Dr. Nate Rieb.  He determined what I was dealing with and referred me on to Dr. Carletta Collins.  I was happy to be able to stay in Powell for care and treatment.  I’m so thankful for all my doctors who have helped me through this.

Dr. Collins is a sweetheart.  She was so positive about everything and she convinced me I could do it.  Then I got to meet the infusion ladies.  They are awesome!

I went through 3-months of chemotherapy infusion treatments and am now in the maintenance phase of treatment. I give Dr. Collins and these ladies so much credit.  They always make sure I am comfortable.

 I am so happy to be able to do the treatments in Powell. I have the best family anyone could have and because of so many good people being here for me, that’s why my treatment went as good as it did.

With all the good care and encouragement and all my family being here for me, cheering me on, I’m one of the most blessed people in the world.”

Sarah Moncur

Lovell, WY
Patient Stories

In Sarah’s Words…

“I appreciated that I could trust that you had my best interests at heart. I could trust in the decisions you made because I had developed a relationship with you. I could trust that if forceps or a vacuum or even if a c-section had been the route taken, it would be because it was necessary, and all other options had been tried.

I want you to know how grateful I am for you and the nurses who took care of me and for the calls and decisions you made when I didn’t know what to do. I think I can say, this was my easiest delivery and it wasn’t that easy. Thank you for pushing through it with me and for being there for me and my family. I look forward to seeing you again at my 2 week & 6 week checkups.”

Tabitha Smith

Powell, WY
Patient Stories

In Tabitha’s Words…

“I had a bone marrow biopsy at Powell Valley Healthcare by Dr. Collins. After a myriad of testing she felt it was necessary to determine what was going on with my condition. Dr. Collins and Shawna both listened to my concerns and made me feel comfortable about the procedure. I felt in control because Dr. Collins was flexible and gave me options. I woke up from the procedure feeling great and just a little sore. Shawna and Lindsey, in the OR, made sure I received the medication that was best for me as I’ve developed some medication allergies over the past two years. Dr. Collins and Shawna were amazing. Thank you PVHC!”

Tim Bickham

Ralston, WY
Patient Stories

In Tim’s Words…

“I have had some really rough times with MRI exams because I am so claustrophobic. Doing them causes major anxiety for me, to the point I have had nightmares from it.

During my last MRI, Tom and Andy made it so easy for me to do the MRI. Both of them did so great for me and I really appreciate them. It was actually so easy for me to do it that it won’t bother me to do it again if I need to. That is saying a lot for me.

The machine is big, which helps, and Tom and Andy were so good at talking me through the process and helping me to be comfortable.”

Trudy Cozzens

Powell, Wyoming

In Trudy’s words…

“My doctor told me about the pulmonary rehabilitation program at PVHC.  He sent me there and it is the best thing I could have ever done.  I experienced severe issues from covid back in February 2022, even with being vaccinated for it.  I thought I would always be on oxygen.  When I first started my rehabilitation at PVHC, my oxygen saturation was terrible.  It was at 81 to 82 percent.  After completing the program my oxygen saturation is now 93 to 94 percent.  When I saw my oxygen results at the end of the program, I wanted to cry I was so happy.  I know I wouldn’t be here where I am today without this program.  I would recommend it to anyone having breathing issues.  My doctor didn’t think it was possible, but I reached my goal.  I wanted to get better and not be on oxygen.  My lungs are clear now and I don’t need oxygen.

I will continue working to care for my pulmonary health.  Cyndy gave me so much good information to help me.  She gave me exercises I can do at home plus an exit plan for places to go to get involved in other exercise programs.  Cyndy has so much helpful information to give to patients struggling with lung issues.”