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Welcome to our stories page.  It's amazing to hear the many success stories and thanks we receive from patients.  Our patients inspire us to be the very best we can be.  Hopefully, you enjoy reading the stories. 

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    OB Services - Why they chose KDH
    Lytle family - Their care inspired her

    As a first grade teacher at Lydia Middleton Elementary school in Madison, Sarah Lytle inspires her students.  She wants them to enjoy learning and reach their potential.  As a mom, she was inspired by the OB team at King's Daughters' Health.  So much so, she tells others about her experience.

    "What inspired me ... was that they called two different times to check on me and make sure I was doing okay, and asked if I had any questions," Sarah Lytle said.  "That really impressed me.  I would be comfortable having any of the doctors deliver a baby for me.  The nurses are very attentive.  Personal.  They take time to talk with you."

    Today, Sarah and her husband, Andy, enjoy time with their son, Landon (age 3), and daughter Emilee (8 months).  For them, Madison is an ideal place to live and raise a family.  Choosing KDH was ideal, too.

    "My parents couldn't get over how attentive everyone was," Lytle said, noting that her parents were from a larger city and were not used to seeing the type of personal attention provided at KDH.  "The OB team provided a level of care that inspired me.  I tell everyone that they are prepared and there's no reason to have a baby out of town."

    Even after arriving home, Lytle said she received an e-mail asking how the kids were doing.  Ultimately, Lytle said the level of care and level of attention she received were amazing.  Everyone followed up and answered questions.

    "They are all fabulous," Lytle said. "They do a lot of teaching and explanation.  I could always tell they were busy, but they still took time to sit down and answer questions.  They saved me later appointments (in the day because of being a teacher).  They accommodated me.  They showed so much personal interest."

    OB Services - Why they chose KDH 
    Lowe Schneider family - They made her feel special

    As the Associate Dean of Students at Hanover College, Katy Lowe Schneider helps first-year students adjust to college life.  She respects their individualty and wants them to feel special.  As a mom, she remembers feeling special at KDH.  The physicians and nurses respected her birth plan, treated her as an individual, and made her feel important.

    "I had a detailed birth plan and they made us feel like we were the only ones having a baby," Katy Lowe Schneider said. "That was very nice.  They do a really good job of having you meet everyone.  They didn't just speak to me.  They spoke to my husband.  We were in it together."

    She particularly remembered the nurses bringing her husband, Greg, breakfast after he had been up all night.

    "A nurse went to the cafeteria and made us a plate of biscuits and gravy," Lowe Schneider said. "They really make you feel like you matter.  They made us feel like our daughter was the only baby there and that was very special."

    Katy and Greg are the parents of two delightful daughters, Emma (6) and Sarah (3).  They live on a farm to the west of Madison.  After needing a C-section with Emma, Katy hoped for a regular delivery with Sarah.  She was pleased that Dr. Jennifer Roney let her labor as long as she wanted to before she and Greg decided on another Cesarean delivery.  Schneider said she has also known both Dr. Kelli Hertz and Dr. Tobi Hough for a long time.

    "I tell everyone that KDH is a great place to have a baby," Schneider said. "They know you and you have a wonderful camaraderie." 

    OB Services - Why they chose KDH 
    Kahn family - They made her feel at home.

    Having delivered babies at two other hospitals, Tania Kahn had experienced OB care before.  After delivering her third son, Patrick, at KDH, she would make the same choice again.

    "It was a good experience.  I would delivery at KDH again," Kahn said. "It was so easy for family and friends to come and visit.  Being a smaller hospital, people know who you are.  The OB staff is very good and attentive.  They make you feel at home."

    Tania particularly noted how promptly her questions were answered.  And after meeting with Dr. Jennifer Roney, she felt comfortable having her son at KDH.

    "Dr. Roney's office staff was very nice and I did not have to wait very often," Kahn said. "Everything went smoothly.  We wanted a safe delivery and a healthy delivery.  The doctors are here because they want to be here."

    Tania and her husband, Phil, live in Madison with Patrick, and their other two sons, Phillip (6) and Connor (3). 

    Receiving personal care is important to everyone.  We understand.  Many of our staff members are your friends and neighbors.  We want you to feel at home.

    OB Services - Why they chose KDH 
    Dattilo family - They made it an incredible experience.

    Shannon Dattilo knew her pregnancy would require some specialized care.  She not only received that care at KDH, she also tells everyone that her experience was incredible.

    "I've told everyone over and over how great the experience was," Dattilo said. "The care, food, everything.  The doctors were superb.  It was an incredible experience overall, an amazing moment in our lives.  We had wanted to add another miracle to our family for a long time.  KDH made our family complete.  It was truly incredible."

    From Dr. Kelli Hertz to the nursing staff, Dattilo said everyone knew exactly what to do.  They were very well trained and provided exceptional care.

    "Being a small town hospital, some people think we don't have quality doctors, but we do," Dattilo said. "We are so fortunate to have such high quality care right here."

    Shannon and her husband, Dan, have two adopted children, Devin (8), and Adrianna (7).  Their son Brycen, who is born at KDH, is nine months old.  They live in Madison.

    Throughout her delivery, Dattilo said she was surrounded by people that loved her.  She knew several of the nurses and care providers.  Dattilo said it was important to see all of the physicians during her pregnancy and develop a relationship.  Even Dan was impressed, saying that everyone put them at ease.

    Life is full of incredible moments.  We want to make your experience incredible, too.

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