Thanks to the Telluride Medical Center
by Mark Hacken
Apr 01, 2008 | 943 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It has been a little over one year (Feb.27, 2007) since I was transported to the Telluride Medical Center ER, paralyzed. There Dr.Sharon Grundy and Dr. Paul Koelliker quickly diagnosed my rare condition (1 in 100,000 patients) as “Guillain Barre Syndrome....”

I was in perfect health until the weekend before the onset of my paralysis, so, in addition to being quite sick, I was very scared.

Dr. Grundy’s and Dr. Koelliker’s quick diagnosis, and immediate transport to Montrose Memorial Hospital, was the key to saving my life and, perhaps, to saving me from paralysis for the rest of my life. At MMH I received confirmation and immediate treatment by Dr. Michael Hehmann.

The following day, I was airlifted to the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, where I spent over a month.

I have had a miraculous recovery, and I just wanted everyone to know, how very much I appreciate their professionalism and wonderful care during the worst health crisis of my life. I am eternally indebted to both of them and to the entire staff at the Medical Center.

The Telluride Medical Center and Telluride community is indeed fortunate to have such dedicated and wonderful healthcare professionals .

I would like to also thank the entire EMT team for their immediate response and emergency medical care I received in the ambulances to the Telluride Medical Center ER, and then to the Montrose Memorial Hospital ER.

Also Thanks to the following professionals in Telluride:

Mark Campbell, Peak Performance; Dr. John Belka;

Karen Brown, physical trainer extraordinaire; Dianna Marshall, massage therapist extraordinaire.

I am running again, and 100 percent fully recovered, thanks to all of you.

Warm Regards,

Mark Hacken
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