Shirley Bailes: "They know me by my name."
Shirley Bailes of Gulf Shores has been to the Alabama Gulf Coast Imaging Center many times. "They know my name," she says,"I have had many lab tests, bone density tests, mammograms and others. The people there are always so nice, and it is so convenient."
Bailes has also been an inpatient at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center four times and has gone to the SBRMC Emergency Dept. several times with a TIA (transient ischemic attack or small stroke). "They always do their very best," she says, "if I ever had a heart attack, I would want them."
Bailes and her husband, Ted, moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast ten years ago from Dallas. Having lived in several states and having worked as a medical staff secretary in North Carolina, Shirley Bailes knows good health care when she sees it. She gives lots of credit to her primary care physician, Dr. Jeannie Birkenhauer, her neurologist, Dr. George Graves, and her pain management specialist, Dr. Steven Hankins. Among her her favorite health care providers, though, are the staff at the imaging center. "I've had problems with my veins in the past," she says, "they have to try several times to get blood. Here, they get it on the first try with no pain."
The Bailes have four children: Brent (wife, Susan), and Daryn (wife, Diane) live in Huntsville; daughter Taryn is an art teacher at Daphne Elementary School; Darling (husband, Mike) lives in Philadelphia. They have four grandchildren, Bryn, Truett, Josh and Rose.