Borgess isn't just a place where people go to get well, it's a place where lives connect. Through our combination of compassionate care and medical expertise, we've touched hundreds of thousands of lives in unexpected ways. Here are just a few of those stories.


I was a smoker and knew I was overweight. I will remember that moment forever. I was a smoker and knew I was overweight,...
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My arthritic thumbs were slowing me down. I do a lot of plumbing and repair work for older people. And through our church,...
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I was having a stroke. I gave Lisa a hard time but I’m very glad that she ignored me and...
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I guess you could say that I’m a survivor. When I was stationed on the USS Wasp in the Pacific during World War II...
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I was the first TAVR patient at Borgess. I was the first patient at Borgess Medical Center to have a transcatheter aortic valve...
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TAVR surgery changed my life…at 91. I feel like a completely different person. I have no chest pain at all. I...
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I was a smoker and knew I was overweight. I will remember that moment forever. I was a smoker and knew I was overweight,...
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My arthritic thumbs were slowing me down. I do a lot of plumbing and repair work for older people. And through our church,...
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They went above and beyond the call of duty for our family. My husband Tommy broke his neck in an accident at Grey Lake and we were...
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I was a smoker and knew I was overweight. I will remember that moment forever. I was a smoker and knew I was overweight,...
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I was having a stroke. I gave Lisa a hard time but I’m very glad that she ignored me and...
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They went above and beyond the call of duty for our family. My husband Tommy broke his neck in an accident at Grey Lake and we were...
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I was a smoker and knew I was overweight. I will remember that moment forever. I was a smoker and knew I was overweight,...
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I was having a stroke. I gave Lisa a hard time but I’m very glad that she ignored me and...
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They went above and beyond the call of duty for our family. My husband Tommy broke his neck in an accident at Grey Lake and we were...
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John Smeda, Borgess Heart Institute patient. John Smeda is proud of the fact that he was number one. He is also...
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    Where are they now? John Deyo’s Critical Care Comeback

    Two knee replacements later, John is moving around better than ever

    Where are they now? John Deyo’s Critical Care Comeback

  • Angie Scholten

    Remarkable weight loss begins with a decision

    Angie Scholten

    Remarkable weight loss begins with a decision

  • Ken & Ann Carpenter

    Ken Carpenter’s Critical Care Comeback

    Ken & Ann Carpenter

    Ken Carpenter’s Critical Care Comeback

  • A Tried and True Method Saved Bill's Life After a Heart Attack

    A Tried and True Method Saved Bill’s Life After a Heart Attack

    A Tried and True Method Saved Bill's Life After a Heart Attack

    A Tried and True Method Saved Bill’s Life After a Heart Attack

  • Responding to a Heart Attack

    Responding to a Heart Attack

    Responding to a Heart Attack

    Responding to a Heart Attack

  • Inga Springman Undergoes First Single-site Hysterectomy in Southwest Michigan

    Inga Springman Undergoes First Single-site Hysterectomy in Southwest Michigan

    Inga Springman Undergoes First Single-site Hysterectomy in Southwest Michigan

    Inga Springman Undergoes First Single-site Hysterectomy in Southwest Michigan

  • Dave, Teri & Stephanie

    Dave, Teri and Stephanie’s story, Borgess Run Camp participants

    Dave, Teri & Stephanie

    Dave, Teri and Stephanie’s story, Borgess Run Camp participants

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    Peg Sarantos’s story, Borgess Brain & Spine Institute patient

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    Peg Sarantos’s story, Borgess Brain & Spine Institute patient

  • Chris Denick

    Chris Denick’s story, Borgess Heart Institute patient

    Chris Denick

    Chris Denick’s story, Borgess Heart Institute patient

  • Sharon Wolverton

    Sharon Wolverton’s story, Borgess Heart Institute patient

    Sharon Wolverton

    Sharon Wolverton’s story, Borgess Heart Institute patient