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Patient Stories

Kristin Dole

Knee Replacement

“Being able to move without pain is a gift that the Baptist gives each patient, every day.”

Jeffrey Libert

Spine Care

“I’ve had to struggle with musculoskeletal issues for most of my life, and the Baptist has helped me manage and live well despite them. This hospital has also helped my brother, my mother, my daughter, and my son, and I am deeply grateful.”

Donna McMillan

Spine Surgery

“It’s been so good to have a team of experts that communicates with each other and makes sure I know what to expect. Orthopedic issues are part of my genetic makeup, so it’s reassuring to know that NEBH is there for me.”

Joseph Connolly

Patient and Family Advisory Council

“Working on the PFAC has been inspiring. I always look forward to coming in. I think it’s important for patients and family members to be involved.”

Michael Spooner

Patient and Family Advisory Council

“Being on the PFAC is an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s not just going to a meeting on a monthly basis, it’s really having the opportunity to represent the voice of the patient and bring forward what’s important to you as an individual.”

Connie Dawson

Shoulder Surgery

“I wasn’t remotely expecting a total fix after the surgery, but that’s what Dr. Richmond gave me. I am now completely pain-free and my shoulder is stronger and more stable than before my initial injury. I am beyond grateful.”

Louise “Reddi” Ford

Patient and Family Advisory Council

“The PFAC members zero in on issues that we have experienced ourselves. Agreeing and working on ways we can make the next patient’s experiences even better has been very satisfying.”

Julie Thistlethwaite

Patient and Family Advisory Council

“Being on the PFAC is a great way to make a difference, meet new people and have an impact. I love it.”

Linda Percy

Patient and Family Advisory Council

“I like the fact that NEBH is constantly looking for new patients and family members to get fresh experiences to talk about and evaluate. NEBH really listens to the PFAC.”

Zoe Daboul

Non Surgical Back Pain

“This has been life-changing for me; I can’t underscore that enough. I feel like NEBH gave me my life back.”

Eric Freedland, MD

Hip Replacement

“My experience has been tremendous. Dr. Talmo and NEBH surpassed all of my expectations. The experience, from the pre-operative period through the procedure and the recovery, was a piece of cake. I’m very grateful.”

Debra Peak

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

“The hospital and all the professionals you will encounter at NEBH are excellent. I am so happy I had this procedure. The outcome has been great, the recovery quick and and the entire experience has been top notch!”

John Stella

Neurosurgery

“Dr. Ohaegbulam saved my neck, saved my life, saved my passion. Because of him, I’m able to do what I love again.”

Robert Peter

Non-Surgical Back Pain

“I would strongly suggest treatment at NEBH. Their expertise and compassion made it possible for me to not only leave with great results, which was amazing, but their true concern during my detox period gave me the strength to push myself to my limit.”

Natalie Jacobson

Shoulder Surgery

“The Baptist deals only with orthopedic issues, the physicians are at the top of their field, and everyone works together as a team.”

Stephen Paley

Non-Surgical Back Pain

“It was freeing the first time I met with Dr. Rainville. The approach was totally different than other places I had gone for treatment. “

Kyle Anderson

Shoulder Treatment

“After experiencing the Baptist’s special care first-hand, I have confidence in the staff, in the approach, and in the results.”

James Dirico

Knee Surgery

“This was my best chance to have the best quality of life and to be able to play and be active with my children.”

Stephen Tillinghast

Knee Surgery

“The personal service makes you know you’re being taken care of; you’re not just a number. And the Baptist is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of the care.”

Eiki Satake

Hip Replacement

“The only regret I have is I should have done it earlier. I should not have waited 3 years.”

Jack Reynolds

Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery

“For me this was like a new lease on life. The thought that I could walk around with no pain, and have straight legs again is amazing.”

Linda Perrin

Spinal Surgery

“New England Baptist Hospital gave me a second life.”

Mark van Eeghen

Knee Surgery

“Coming to NEBH was the best decision that I ever made and I am beyond grateful for the hard work and job well done on my case.”

Darcy Jameson

Non-Surgical Back Pain

“I would highly recommend the Baptist. Having a team that takes you all the way through and really cares about your improvement and treatment is critical. I had a really good experience.”

The Dawson Family

Sports Medicine

“The care at the Baptist is so expert, and so personal; you feel confident that when you walk into your doctor’s office, they know exactly who you are and why you’re there.”

Marilyn Getz

Rheumatoid Arthritis

“The Baptist is not large; you don’t feel like you’re getting lost. It’s very comfortable, the nurses are wonderful, and you feel safe, but what comes first is the outstanding care.”

Jill Moran

Knee Surgery

“I’m glad there is a place like the Baptist that has streamlined the focus to be the best of the best in orthopedic care.”

Lori Saccone

Hip Replacement

“Everything was better after my surgery; my overall health improved immensely, and I continue to feel better every day, even now. I sleep through the night, and the physical stress I was under for so many years is gone.”

Alycia Rackliffe

Knee Surgery

“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. They got me in, they got me out, I’m healthy, and that’s all I can really ask for.”

Kit Ackerman

Ankle Injury

“My recovery was incredibly fast. It’s amazing how quickly NEBH was able to diagnose the problem and get me on the road to recovery.”

Jessica Halpern

ACL Surgery

“I felt so cared for. Everyone showed deep concern for how I was doing—from prehab to surgery to rehab to being back on the field.”

Barry Mahoney

Hip Replacement Surgery

“For the first time I can remember, I didn’t have any pain.”

Jim Suchocki

Knee Revision

“They are great doctors, but even better human beings—they listen to you and they care about you.”

Jonathan Nourse

Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery

“Why would you go anywhere else?”

Bonnie Dirr

Spine Surgery

“Dr. Rand gave me my life back.”

Guy & Diane Snowden

Knee Replacement Surgery

“We want our family and friends to have the same wonderful experiences we’ve had.”

Jack Jaques

Non-Surgical Back Pain

“If you’re not at the Baptist, you’re in the wrong place.”

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