Jessica Head is grateful for her two healthy daughters — and for the compassionate care she received at Baptist Health Paducah during both complicated pregnancies. During her first pregnancy, Jessica experienced pre-eclampsia, which led to premature labor and an emergency C-section. During her second, she developed a hematoma that caused multiple episodes of blood loss.
“I cannot imagine choosing another hospital other than Baptist to deliver my girls,” said Jessica, a former ICU nurse at Baptist Health Paducah. In recounting her experience as a patient, Jessica is grateful not only for exceptional medical care, but also for the kindness displayed by health care providers — including Matthew Sublette, MD.
When Jessica felt “extremely sick” due to the anesthesia administered before her second child was born in December 2021, Dr. Sublette held her hand in the operating room and played Christmas music to ease her mind. “That simple gesture meant so much,” she said. “He is more than an OBGYN, he is a compassionate human being and wants the best for his patients.”
While pregnant with her youngest daughter, Jessica said there were times she and her husband were unsure if they would ever get to hold her. Today, she’s grateful for the care that made it possible, along with the countless prayers from family and friends along the way.
“Without gratitude, the world would be a lonely, dark place,” she said. “Taking time to reflect on your own gratitude will change your way of thinking, because there is always something to be thankful for.”
Taking time to reflect on your own gratitude will change your way of thinking, because there is always something to be thankful for.