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Leading Each Journey to Healing

Each person’s journey to healing is memorable. Acts of gentle compassion, a soothing voice, moments of quiet reflection, assume lasting significance. At Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, we know that clinical excellence; acts of kindness and experiences can have a meaningful impact on the mind, body and spirit and encourage the patient’s healing process.

This past year, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center celebrated its 30th year in its own journey, a journey of compassionate service to the community.

Through the following stories, which trace our patients’ journeys to healing, we shine a light on those highly human aspects of care that are not always measurable, but which matter every bit as much as state-of-the-art procedures, recognized clinical excellence, and outstanding facilities.

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Just weeks after Jill Irey’s treatment for cancer began, she was rushed to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center with a severe reaction to her medications. Thus began her pilgrimage with Shady Grove, a journey now five years long — far longer than the five months Jill was first told she might survive. Beverly Hendrix did not want to believe she was having heart problems. She had always been active, and at 60 was too young, she thought, to be a cardiac patient. But when a heart blockage was discovered and then resolved through an elective angioplasty, Beverly began her process past denial and into action. Margaret Smith is matter-of-fact about the painful, perilous journey that she began in early 2009. The now 17-year-old has moved on from a potentially fatal condition, and is back to playing intense games of soccer.
A Life-Sustaining Journey to Healing A Vigorous Journey to Healing A Family’s Journey to Healing
For the first 24 hours of Remy Cooperstein’s life, her parents didn’t know if she would survive. For the next two days, all they could do was watch her lie completely still, immobilized by special medications, on a cooling blanket in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Just weeks after Marie Priest underwent elective bariatric surgery, a procedure to help her conquer her life-threatening obesity, she discovered a lump in her left breast. It was soon diagnosed as stage one cancer.
A Newborn’s Cool Journey to Healing Unexpected Turn in the Journey to Healing

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!