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Great patient care led one woman to “give back” to Via Christi and current patients.

Meghan Krembel has the kind of spirit and attitude most of us envy. She suffers from Crohn’s disease and spent 51 days at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis earlier this year.  It was a difficult time for her, but it made her want to come back and help those in a similar position.

“I think the personal approach that the nurses and doctors and everybody had that you’d run into had a tremendous impact on me,” Krembel said. “It made me want to come back and help others like me.”

So that’s exactly what Meghan did.  She got together with a group of her Target co-workers and put together care packages for patients on 8 SE, the area where she spent her hospital stay at VCH-SF earlier in the year.  Many of the patients she visited were moved to tears when she gave them their care packages.  It was a gesture Meghan says comes straight from the heart, one long-term patient to another.

Meghan is out of the hospital and back to her busy schedule as a human resources manager for Target.  She’s always the optimist as she reflects on her recovery and her experience with Via Christi.

“I feel great now.  My hair is a little different, but it was a good reason to get a haircut,” she said

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