Methodist in the Media

With Help From Methodist Services, Iowa Woman Bounces Back From Infection That Took Her Hands and Feet

Published: Aug. 11, 2022


Two years after contracting a life-threatening infection that took her extremities, a southwest Iowa woman is healthy and functioning well with prostheses.

Elaine Goodwin, 72, of rural Logan developed flu-like symptoms on Feb. 20, 2020. What followed was a whirlwind of lifesaving and life-changing care – including help from the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital one-call patient transfer line and the Methodist Hospital Amputee and Gait Rehabilitation program.

Today Elaine has regained much of her former independence and exudes the positive attitude and gratitude that helped her through the ordeal.

"I certainly didn’t get to where I am without lots and lots of help," she said. "Ultimately, God got me through it."

The Daily Nonpareil: Iowa woman bounces back from infection that took her hands and feet