Patient Stories2018-08-01T12:10:18-05:00

In their own words

In their own words

Back to Life

You’ll be dead in 5-10 years.” That’s the message Brian Wilson heard from the ER doctor the day he was rushed to the hospital with chest pains. Fortunately, Brian hadn’t suffered a heart attack, but the experience was the catalyst he needed to change his unhealthy lifestyle. At the time, he weighed 355 pounds. Acid [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|

In a Heartbeat

“As I began feeling the effects of the anesthesia, I thought about the possibility of never seeing my husband, our 2-year-old son Anthony, or my family again. I thought about never having the chance to meet my unborn daughter.” Just 14 weeks into her second pregnancy, Angela Mason, 35, discovered her aortic stenosis had progressed [...]

By |November 19th, 2015|

Breast Cancer: It’s Not About the Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are celebrating one of our own: Angie Voyles, BSN. Angie, a nurse in our Cardiology/ Neurology unit, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at age 35. She noticed skin changes on her breast and went to her doctor for a routine checkup. Treatment for her [...]

By |October 1st, 2015|

Physical Rehabilitation Puts Nature Lovers Back on the Hiking Trail

Becky and John hiking the Tetons Hiking has always been a cathartic experience for John and Becky Hagan. Some of the couple’s best memories are of them enjoying nature together. “Hiking is like going to church because it’s so spiritual and rejuvenating with beautiful mountains, trees, wildflowers and fresh air,” Becky says. The [...]

By |April 21st, 2015|
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