Research & Technology

Modern medical technology has changed our lives and expectations. Learn how the new tools of medicine are working to change the face of health care and improve our lives.

Patient Story

The perfect picture of in-home care

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping him at home, George Grzybowski turned to in-home imaging services—and it turned out to be a life-saver.

Patient Story

‘It has changed my life completely’

A custom jaw implant makes a drastic difference in appearance and function for 18-year-old Erin Foster.

‘A brand-new man’

With an assist from robotic surgery, doctors help a Michigan man overcome decades of gastroesophageal pain.

‘It’s a happy place’

With cheerful hearts, volunteers help make the West Michigan Vaccine clinic an efficient, joyful experience.

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In the balance

Blindsided by a life-threatening diagnosis, a Central Michigan University student beats the odds and lives to receive a heart transplant.

Patient Story

‘It’s the next step’

People receiving vaccinations at a community clinic discuss why they decided to get the shot.

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A shot of hope

As they give COVID-19 vaccines to the community, team members appreciate the joyful responses of "the most grateful people you will ever see."

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‘One of the lucky ones’

Genetic testing unlocked the secret to a woman's lung cancer—then precision medicine saved the day.

Patient Story

‘You’d never know’

After little Evelyn Brummel underwent coronary bypass surgery, “It’s amazing how fast she has bounced back.”

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‘I can do this’

After a fight with rectal cancer, Mary Hannon is stronger than ever.

‘Patience and vigilance’

As COVID-19 cases surge, health leaders promote vaccines and safety precautions to curb the deadly virus.

Patient Story

In this together—a year of COVID-19

Amid a season of challenges, seven highlights emerge of community spirit, heroism and hope.