Walk this way

“Walk this way” is the title to an Aerosmith song and it may also be the theme song for one of our Rehab and Wellness Staff – at least according to the patient feedback below.

Dear Randy Wertz,

I know that I had a choice of where to go for therapy after my total knee replacement and I am so pleased with my choice.  I had Kisa Eye and Miranda Curnutte who gave me the in home therapy and they always called to let me know that they were on their way to my home.  Once here, they always inquired about how I was doing and if I had any cares or concerns.  They were totally professional, always on time, easy for me to express my questions I had for them, and I always looked forward for their visits.

At the rehab on Ohio St., from the time I walked into the facility there was always a nice smile and a hello from the girls at the desk, those being Barbara Ryun and Kelly Jones. Kelly always worked with me setting up my appointments for my convenience as I work one day a week.

I never had to wait any longer than 5 or 10 minutes for someone to come and get me for my therapy, and that was always Jeanna Thomas or Eric James, both great to get along with and always had a smile. I feel that both of them had my recovery and a good outcome with my knee in mind at all times.  I received a printout of the things (exercises) to do at home which helped in the quick recovery that I had.

At one point I asked Jeanna about a concern I had about how I walked, so she watched me walk for awhile and I still wasn’t doing it quite correct and I asked her to show me how she walks. Jeanna walked for me and she swings her arms and moves her hips and looks good doing it. I keep trying to walk like Jeanna because she said it is good for your balance and that I can understand. Don’t know if I will ever get the hip movement down, that possibly looks better on a young person, but you never know, just maybe I will. Look out Clinton, you might just see this almost-75 year old (in Nov I will be 75) swinging her arms and movin them old hips.

Randy, you have the best right under your nose and I hope you let them know how vital they are to the community they serve.



I don’t know about you but I’m interested in seeing Jeanna’s “walk”!

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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