Diagnosis: Ruptured Achilles tendon
Treatment: Surgery and rehab
As the owner of an outdoor adventure company in Index, Washington, Bill Corson was in peak physical condition when he painfully ruptured his Achilles tendon during a game of volleyball last year.
As soon as he arrived at EvergreenHealth Monroe’s emergency department, Bill says the quality of the care he received far surpassed his expectations.
“Everyone, from the intake staff to the imaging technicians, were incredibly caring, timely, informative, and most importantly, made me feel like I wasn’t just another patient on their schedules. I felt assured in their ability to treat me with the best care,” Bill described.
Bill worked with orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Swenson to determine that surgery offered the highest chance of a full recovery.
After a successful procedure, Bill continued to remain involved in his company’s activities while he focused on rehabilitation.
“Attitude is everything,” Bill explained. “That is our motto at Outdoor Adventures, as much of what we do—guiding trips through mountains, rivers and coastlines—cannot be done without positivity and a good dose of determination. My providers at EvergreenHealth Monroe shared that outlook, which greatly supported me in my recovery.”