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Next best thing to being there

Telestroke technology puts remote patients like Larry Veldink face-to-face with neurologists at the stroke center.

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‘He deserved a chance’

After being turned down by a hospital on the east side of the state because of his size, baby Mikah Gering is the smallest baby to undergo ECMO treatment. And he's thriving.

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‘Every day counts’

For glioblastoma patient Tim Scheidel and his family, spending time together is the top priority.

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A ‘life changing’ innovation

When Lana Van Alstine refused to become a 'cardiac cripple,' her doctor found a way forward for her.

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‘So happy I could cry’

For Naomi, progress after her bone marrow transplant means strawberries and bike rides.

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Phil Simon’s big hope

At a critical point in the progression of his multiple sclerosis, a local chef pins his hopes on a breakthrough medication.

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Big smiles

As he prepares for college, a teen takes time out for an innovative surgery that gives him a new jaw.

‘It’s extraordinary’

West Michigan companies work together to innovate and create protective gear for health care heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘This is what I am called to do’

Emergency department workers draw strength from teamwork, training and community support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘It’s not fear mongering, it’s the truth.’

Navy reservist recounts his six-week medical support deployment in New York City during the toughest fight of his nursing career.

‘We’re going to be OK’

Nurses give and receive support in providing frontline care while sharing messages of hope and gratitude.

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‘A blessing I didn’t expect’

Just moments after a C-section, Evelise was able to hold her newborn daughter, thanks to a new drape with a baby-sized doorway.