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icu

Patient Story

‘A lot to live for’

A fast-acting medical team helped a Michigan businessman survive an aneurysm and a stroke.

Patient Story

‘I just lay in bed and cried’

As a healthy, active 43-year-old nurse, Melissa Jones never expected COVID-19 to hit her so hard.

Patient Story

Donating plasma: ‘A no-brainer‘

After recovering from COVID-19, a mother and daughter hope to help others.

‘The situation is definitely worsening’

An increase in cases prompts health leaders to ramp up warnings about following proper precautions.

‘We’re still in this’

Almost six months into the COVID-19 battle, Blodgett ICU team members continue the fight. Together.

‘These COVID-19 wins’

The ICU team celebrates as patients graduate from the unit—and draws strength and knowledge to help care for others.

‘You put your heart and soul into it’

The ICU team draws on support from each other and the community as they care for patients with COVID-19.

‘People like him are the reason we’ll get through this’

Shane Carne wanted to help during COVID-19, so he volunteered to leave his post as a surgical operating room nurse to work as an intensive care nurse.

Patient Story

‘It is so good to have victories’

After 10 days in the ICU fighting COVID-19, Don Force grew strong enough to leave—and that called for a special celebration.

‘It is the best medicine’

ICU patients and family members share virtual visits, with help from donated iPads and technical assistance.

Patient Story

A patient’s gratitude

Marley Del Carmen nearly died of pneumonia around Christmastime 2017. A year later, he returned to thank the doctor he credits with saving his life.

Rethinking the female catheter

Nurse shares her innovative idea and excitement about new product that's all about dignity and reducing infections.