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Your stories.

Our patients are your sons, your daughters; your husbands and wives; your nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. They are your neighbors, your co-workers and your best friend. In short, we care for those you care about. As we continue to put together a beautiful picture of caring, please know the most important piece in our community…is you.

A few days before her 8th birthday, Heli was at the pool, practicing holding her breath underwater. In a sudden and frightening turn of events, she lost consciousness, and was brought to the surface... Flo Tomanek, 72, is a woman on the go. Traveling, volunteering, hanging with the girls, even caring for her young granddaughter. But not so long ago, pain had her stopped in her tracks... Almost three months before her twins were due, Kristin van de Geer discovered she was going into labor. "You never think it’s going to happen to you...We’re very lucky we came here.”...
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Art Carter had always been healthy, athletic, strong and in charge — as a teacher, a special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and as a father. Now Art was told he needed bypass surgery... The kids were just back in school after the winter holidays, when Stephanie Greco got a call from her son’s school. Nicholas had been playing football at recess, had slipped and required stitches... "I was a ticking time bomb," says Terry Francis...And I was prepared for the risks with my surgery. What I wasn’t prepared for was the amazing care I received here as a patient; it’s overwhelming."...
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It was July 14th, right before teeing off at the golf course, when Bob Tyrrell first felt an uncomfortable pressure on his chest. By the third hole, he knew something was wrong...    
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Do you have a story that you would like to share with us? Sharing your experience at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center will inspire others and help us to recognize the efforts of those who made a difference in your life!