PATIENT STORY

Sojourning for surgeries

'We feel very blessed and directed to find somebody who could do the surgery and make her appearance better for the rest of her life.'

September 6, 2015 6

Emergency, urgent or primary?

Like much of the U.S., West Michigan is putting up big numbers in the ER. An expert medical team directs patients to the alternatives.

September 2, 2015 7
PATIENT STORY

Hope floats cancer survivor Bert Elliott

A positive attitude, revolutionary treatment and a big heart leave cancer in her wake.

September 1, 2015 0
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No room to grow

Baby Quinn expands her boundaries thanks to a revolutionary plastic surgery technique that corrected her fused skull.

August 30, 2015 1
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Horticulturist and heart center hero

People and flowers blossom around volunteer Richard Lamberts.

August 29, 2015 2
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‘I have to show everybody that I can do it.’

Stroke victim Matt Carrier, 37, pushes himself to get better, one small step at a time.

August 28, 2015 6
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Bingo brightens spirits

Being hospitalized doesn't stop these kiddos from joining in on the excitement. 'This is a lot of fun,' one boy says after he wins twice in a row.

August 23, 2015 0
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Slam dunk smiles

High fives and selfies. Branden Dawson is in the house.

August 19, 2015 1
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Cancer survivor dreams of helping sick kids be kids

'The way you live a life bigger than you imagine is when you realize that life isn’t about yourself. It’s about how we can create something together.'

August 16, 2015 2
PATIENT STORY

DJ Kim Carson spins a different tune with colon cancer

'It changed my life. It made me realize I don't have unlimited time on this earth and if there's something you want to do, you better do it now.'

August 12, 2015 12
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‘You think differently about your future’

Targeted chemo helps keep lung cancer from taking a toll on Pete Harkema.

August 10, 2015 3
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Cancer: A life-changing diagnosis

'I needed to prove to myself this was not going to stop me.'

August 9, 2015 1