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    Default TOW is in Johnson County Hospital

    I just received a call from a volunteer at Johnson County Hospital in Tenn. She advised me that TOW was in CCU Rm #5 but wouldn't tell me about his condition (HEPPA sucks). She also advised that he has no access to a phone so my quess is it's fairly serious. I live in the SW corner of Missouri so I'm way out of pocket to help Larry out or to get additional information. If anyone in the area could be of assistance or knows someone who can,I know Larry would appreciate it.

    TOW's off trail name is Larry Riddle and he's from Damascus, Va.. I don't know why the hospital called me. I helped TOW out back in Feb when his mom passed away but have no contact connection to the Johnson County Hospital that I'm aware of.

    Any help, information, or advice would be appreciated.

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    prayers to TOW and his friends tonight. i hope that he's okay

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Belay View Post
    I just received a call from a volunteer at Johnson County Hospital in Tenn. She advised me that TOW was in CCU Rm #5 but wouldn't tell me about his condition (HEPPA sucks). She also advised that he has no access to a phone so my quess is it's fairly serious. I live in the SW corner of Missouri so I'm way out of pocket to help Larry out or to get additional information. If anyone in the area could be of assistance or knows someone who can,I know Larry would appreciate it.

    TOW's off trail name is Larry Riddle and he's from Damascus, Va.. I don't know why the hospital called me. I helped TOW out back in Feb when his mom passed away but have no contact connection to the Johnson County Hospital that I'm aware of.

    Any help, information, or advice would be appreciated.

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    i'll find out. i drove him to the abingdon hospital in the ambulance today

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    is the hospital in johnson city? do you have a phone #?

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    Tell him we are all thinking of him, and we expect him to be making breakfast for everyone soon!

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    Let us know whats going on. We are close by if someone needs to go up. Just let us know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    is the hospital in johnson city? do you have a phone #?
    i just confirmed he's at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon

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    LW,

    THe Vol just said Johnson County Medical Center so I took for granted that it was Johnson City. You'd probably know more about the Med units in that area than I. I almost thought it was a joke when I received the call because they called on my land line and Larry doesn't have that number.

    Thanks for checking on him and let me know what I can do to help.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    is the hospital in johnson city? do you have a phone #?
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    Thanks Wolf, I'll send a PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    i just confirmed he's at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Belay View Post
    LW,

    THe Vol just said Johnson County Medical Center so I took for granted that it was Johnson City. You'd probably know more about the Med units in that area than I. I almost thought it was a joke when I received the call because they called on my land line and Larry doesn't have that number.

    Thanks for checking on him and let me know what I can do to help.
    Doubly confusing because the county just south of Damascus in Tennessee is Johnson County (Mountain City) which does not include Johnson City (Washington County). Johnston Memorial Hospital is in Abingdon, VA (Washington County, VA).

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    Never met TOW, but have had some correspondence with him.

    Best wishes to Larry, please do let us all know if there is anything we can do.

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    Hope it's a brief stay and that he's back on his feet soon.
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    I wish TOW a speedy recovery. I met him in August of 2007. I am not sure what HEPPA is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blue View Post
    I am not sure what HEPPA is though.
    http://personalinsure.about.com/od/h.../aa041806a.htm

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    Praying for you, Larry.
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    No one is sure what HIPPA is, but it's a major PITA. I've been in healthcare for 40 years and about all I can tell you is see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Or anything else. An that's with mandatory yearly inservices.
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    Larry, we're praying for a speedy recovery....get well soon! If there's anything we can do for you let us know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blue View Post
    I wish TOW a speedy recovery. I met him in August of 2007. I am not sure what HEPPA is though.

    Sorry about that. HEPPA was an old girlfriend.... I'm sure you heard of her.
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    She and I both hope the best for TOW with a speedy recovery.

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