Surprise Visit from J.J. Galyean
Jeffrey "J.J." Galyean, former Pioneer patient, was all smiles when he surprised the staff with a visit to the hospital. He reflected back on his stay that lasted more than a month. A nurse reminded him of how, on his day of arrival, he told her that he would probably never walk again. J.J. had been involved in a traumatic accident where he was struck by a truck. He had extensive injuries and was transported via helicopter from Mt. Airy to Winston-Salem. Following multiple surgeries, he was stabilized and brought to Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes for rehabilitative therapy.
During his stay, he endured painful wound care, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. J.J. wants everyone to know: "Keep on trying, even when it hurts". His wounds are completely healed and he is walking and driving just as before. We are all proud of J.J. for not giving up!!
We are currently compiling a list of patients and their family members for our patient testimonial page of our new website. If you would like to be a part of this effort tell other about your positive experiences with our hospital, clinics, and staff; we invite you to contact Community Educator, Kelsey McGaha at
336-593-2831 or KelseyMcGaha@pchstokes.com.