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Patient Story

‘It didn’t sound right’

A young mother's chance encounter with a physician assistant leads to the unexpected discovery of a dangerous heart condition.

Patient Story

‘It makes COVID-19 less scary’

Patients at high risk for developing severe illness turn to a new type of treatment at an outpatient clinic.

Patient Story

‘I feel good about my decision’

To dodge genetic risks, a Michigan teen opts for thyroid surgery. Her family is glad she did.

Patient Story

‘A small price to pay’

Norris Sprague underwent a new cancer treatment that temporarily made him hyper-sensitive to sunlight—and he's glad he did it.

Patient Story

In the arms of angels

When a gas explosion at her island cabin left Lisa Sears with severe burns and broken bones, a team of specialists and her faith guided her recovery.

Patient Story

‘My little birthday gift’

The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic opens at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Patient Story

‘I don’t want to get the virus’

At a community clinic at the Wyoming Senior Center, 250 residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Patient Story

‘This is what we need’

At a clinic at New Hope Baptist Church, 250 people received COVID-19 vaccinations.

Patient Story

A race to recovery

When Ted Kushion's heart stopped beating, quick action saved his life.

Patient Story

‘You have so much to live for’

When an 80-year-old retired teacher got her COVID-19 vaccine, her granddaughter delivered the shot.

‘Thrilled this day is finally here’

Teachers share their hopes and excitement as they line up to be among the first to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

Patient Story

‘A glimmer of hope’

Community COVID-19 vaccine clinics brought peace, joy and excitement to those 65 and older who rolled up their sleeves for the first round of vaccinations.