My Crozer-Keystone Story: Sandra Wilkinson, Hip Replacement Surgery - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on February 12, 2015

My Crozer-Keystone Story: Sandra Wilkinson, Hip Replacement Surgery

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
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In 2014, Sandy Wilkinson, 74, of Swarthmore, Pa, was told that she needed hip replacement surgery.

Sandra Wilkinson, 74, of Swarthmore, PA 

Background

In 2014, Sandy Wilkinson, 74, of Swarthmore, Pa, was told that she needed hip replacement surgery, which was performed at Springfield Hospital. Sandy is married to her husband of three years, Dr. Harold Wilkinson, and is a retired principal from Swarthmore-Rutledge Elementary School. Sandy tells the story of how she received such great support and care from the home health and physical therapy staffs of Crozer-Keystone Health System.

“I have had hip replacements before and received good care, but this time around, at Springfield Hospital, I really appreciated the personal care and support. Frank Giammattei, M.D., the orthopedic surgeon who replaced my right hip, was very personable and understanding. He gave me the confidence to know my strengths and limitations.

“A week before surgery I received an extensive introduction to Springfield Hospital’s Orthopedic Unit and hospital services, which soothed my pre-surgery jitters. Next the smooth ride through surgery. Then came Springfield Hospital’s dream team: Lindy Giammattei from Physical Therapy, and Sue Mann, Cindy Yocum and Andrea Gordon from the Home Health team. These intelligent, competent and compassionate women assured my recovery. The evaluation questionnaire asked, 'Would I recommend Springfield Hospital?' And I would say yes, yes, yes.”

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