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 am claustrophobic and was stressed about being confined in the MRI machine. I was scheduled for an open MRI on Thursday, July 11th. I chose Borgess for...
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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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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 am claustrophobic and was stressed about being confined in the MRI machine. I was scheduled for an open MRI on Thursday, July 11th. I chose Borgess for...
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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 am claustrophobic and was stressed about being confined in the MRI machine. I was scheduled for an open MRI on Thursday, July 11th. I chose Borgess for...
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I lost my memory and couldn’t walk. Last November I lost my memory and couldn’t walk, but thanks to Dr. Sridharan I’m...
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Remarkable weight loss begins with a decision. Angie’s remarkable weight loss began with her decision to undergo bariatric surgery at Borgess. This...
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Ken Carpenter’s Critical Care Comeback. Ken Carpenter suffered a major stroke in 2006. Because of the care he received at...
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My Nearly Scarless Single-Incision Hysterectomy. Earlier this year I had a full hysterectomy with a new single site surgery as...
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Almaria Miller’s Critical Care Comeback. Almaria Miller felt fine until 2007 when shortness of breath kept her from walking even...
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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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Your Videos

  • 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

  • Mark Ellis

    Mark Ellis’s story, Borgess Bone & Joint Institute patient

    Mark Ellis

    Mark Ellis’s story, Borgess Bone & Joint Institute patient