Generations of Care Stories

We have heard some amazing stories over the past 100 years. Here are some of our favorites so far.

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A family of medicine: Suzanne Young’s family story

April 21, 2017

Suzanne Young’s family has been caring for people in Lincoln County for more than a century. It began with Dr. Charles Clinton McKinney, who arrived in Lincoln County with his brother Dr. John Vardaman McKinney in 1811, and still lives on today through Suzanne and her children. Dr. Charles served as a surgeon in the…

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A family business for over 100 years: The Bagleys

April 21, 2017

When Owen Bagley stood in the bay windows of his father’s insurance agency growing up, he could see the whole square. He says he used to pretend to be a mannequin in the window as he watched cars drive by or caught a parade moving through. Visiting his family’s business at the time meant playing hide…

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Farmer with plenty of farm experience: Donny Ogle’s Story

April 18, 2017

After experiencing several traumatic injuries and other health issues over the years, Ogle knows he is in good hands when he comes through the doors at LHS. “All the people who work there are hometown people,” he says. “You get good personal care because they do care. They treat you like family.” A county commissioner…

Like father, like son: Dr. Patrick, Sr.’s story

April 1, 2017

If it weren’t for the Patrick family, Lincoln Health System may not exist as it does today. When the hospital first began in 1917, the community rallied together to fund it-including the doctors. After the initial purchase and donation of the facility by Lincoln County court, the hospital needed supplies. Dr. Thomas Alexander (Lex) Patrick,…

An entire career of care: Herman Pineagar, Jr.’s story

April 1, 2017

Not many people can say they worked at the same hospital for over 47 years, but Herman Pinegar, Jr. can. Herman began working in the lab at Lincoln County Hospital in 1962 almost immediately after graduation from Vanderbilt lab school and continued his career there through his retirement in 2009. Navigating the changes and evolution…

Dr. Donalson’s amazing contribution to Lincoln County

April 1, 2017

Dr. L.M. Donalson not only saved lives—he changed them. His courage and tenacity brought the resource of medical care to an entirely new community who otherwise would not have had access to it. Through his work and dedication to his patients, Donalson became an in uential gure in not only Lincoln Health System’s history, but…