Patient Stories at NNMC
Patients share their experiences about their care at Northern Nevada Medical Center:
On a Sunday in April, Valerian’s day took an unexpected, life-threatening turn. He was having stomach discomfort, but medication brought no relief. His son took him to a nearby freestanding emergency department, ER at Spanish Springs, an extension of Northern Nevada Medical Center — it saved his life.
As a patient with a known heart condition, Shannon knew she did not feel completely right when she started experiencing an episode of an irregular heart rate. Concerned with the way she was feeling, Shannon trusted her gut and visited the ER at McCarran NW, a freestanding emergency department, to address her concerns.
Easing her mind and performing tests to clear her until she could meet with her cardiologist, she was grateful that she was able to receive immediate care at a facility equipped to care her someone with her condition.
While going about his day, Jeff lost consciousness in his bathroom, which resulted in him hitting his head on the wall. After regaining consciousness, Jeff found that he was unable to move and was immediately taken to the emergency department.
During his ER visit, Jeff was diagnosed with central cord syndrome, which is when the spinal cord’s ability to transmit messages from the brain are damaged. He was immediately scheduled for surgery.