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Keeping the Best of Care in Focus

2008 Foundation Annual Report

When you face a medical need, whether a life-threatening situation or an upcoming, joyous birth, what is most important comes into sharp focus: safety and high quality care from experienced professionals

Below you will find stories of people who have experienced firsthand Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center's focus on serving the community. When these members of our community came to us for compassionate, high quality care, we were there to deliver. We are extremely proud to share their stories with you now. 

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One Unique Individual at a Time

Now in our 30th year, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is where our community turns for medical excellence offered with respect, support, and compassion. We care for thousands of patients and their families every year, one unique individual at a time. Here are a few of their stories.

Jim Clark, a serious horseman and bluegrass guitarist in his spare time, sensed he was slowing down. But a heart attack just before Thanksgiving proved that health, not age, was the culprit. Heather Johnson's second bout with melanoma was more serious than the first and required extensive surgery. The surgery removed Heather's cancer, but not her fears or thirst for authoritative information about the disease. Looking back, Marie Martins says she was in denial. Her worsening shortness of breath and new dry cough could no longer be dismissed as an allergy or summer cold.
A Horseman's Return Navigating a Way Through Cancer A Life-Saving Trip Down the Street
The last four weeks of Sarah Miller's pregnancy were filled with fear and frustration. Leg numbness and pain had left her almost completely immobile. But instead of improving
as expected with daughter Izzy's birth, Sarah only got worse.
Shady Grove's Birth Advisor, Susan Hine, RN, sees the same transformation dozens of times a month, whenever she meets with expectant parents. They arrive for their consultation filled with advice from birth classes, family and the Internet, but are still terrified. Kim Rose had been at Shady Grove for four weeks of bed rest when she found out her father-in-law had passed away. Within hours, the twins - at just 26 weeks - were born, weighing only 1.83 and 1.11 pounds.
Getting a New Mom Into Action Preparing for a Very Special Delivery A Place Where Fragile Lives Grow Strong

We Want to Hear From You

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!