- November 2, 2017
- Posted by: Foundation
- Category: Patient Stories
Cloyd Moody, Jr., 70, lives in Meadview, AZ, a community of 1500 residents located on the south end of Lake Mead. In early 2015, Cloyd made the hour-long drive to Kingman to take his dog, Walter, to the groomer. He started to feel short of breath and went to North Country HealthCare for a same day appointment.
His healthcare provider, Kathleen Florea, FNP tested his blood oxygen level and found it was dangerously low at 76%. Cloyd took Kathleen’s advice to go immediately to Kingman Regional Medical Center, and when he did, he was admitted right away. Only after the dust settled did Cloyd remember that his dog was still at the groomer, waiting to be picked up.
The Human Side of Healthcare
With no family close by to help, Cloyd could think of nothing else to do except call North Country HealthCare. When he explained his predicament, Sharon Harrison, a care management nurse at North Country, agreed to pick up Walter from the groomer and take him home with her to care for him while Cloyd was in the hospital for several days.
“What I experienced that day was the human side of healthcare,” said Cloyd. “That’s the kind of care you can’t pay for with a copay at the front desk.”
It’s Worth the Drive
Cloyd moved to Meadview in 2008 after selling his business. He grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and the slow pace in the Meadview community was appealing to him. Unfortunately for Cloyd, access to medical care in Meadview is extremely limited, and he is forced to drive over an hour to Kingman for management of his health conditions: type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation (or AFib). Cloyd first became a patient of Kathleen Florea in 2013 and has continued under her care ever since.
“I’m extremely satisfied with Kathleen’s care. I feel I can be honest with her, and she’s extremely attentive to me,” said Cloyd.
With his free time, Cloyd volunteers at his church, the local VFW post and the Meadview Civic Association. Cloyd lives with his dog and two cats, Muffy and Sasquatch. On occasion, Cloyd and Walter visit Sharon and bring her some of Cloyd’s homemade beef jerky.
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