As a community hospital, we’re inspired to care for our patients as we would members of our own family. As a family, we have stories to share. We’re committed to listening to you.
Cancer Care Patient Stories
After two harrowing weeks in the hospital facing a variety of extremely serious respiratory issues, Jeffrey was recently discharged and is on the road to a full recovery
Cancer Care Patient Stories
Swedish Hospital's Integrative Cancer Care Program helps Ana through her cancer journey.
Local columnist, store owner and Celtic enthusiast Jack fights prostate cancer with robotic surgery.
Katy continues to improve wellness with Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group.
Marie beats cancer, then helps promote life-saving screenings
Sheron opts for alternative leukemia treatment.
Tracy overcomes irreversible radiation side effects through hyperbaric medicine.
Victoria joins Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group to improve strength.
Cardiovascular Patient Stories
Andy recovers from quadruple bypass surgery to swim competitively again.
Ariel bounces back from quintuple coronary artery bypass graft surgery to run marathons.
After 177 marathons and two heart attacks, 77-year old Jose keeps moving thanks to cardiac rehab experts.
Juan eases heart failure symptoms with cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Maria narrowly avoids potential stroke through diagnosis and treatment of AFib.
Mohsen travels across the globe for advanced heart and pulmonary procedures.
First peripheral artery disease (PAD) rehabilitation patient touts success of program.
Stefan heeds warning signs and avoids serious risks of AFib.
Childbirth Patient Stories
Betsy shares her experience with centering pregnancy.
Heather's pregnancy was full of surprises and excellent care from her nurses.
Hilary partners with breastfeeding clinic to help son move from 1st to 75th weight percentile.
Mark lowers A1C thanks to diabetes education.
Galter LifeCenter Patient Stories
Dan's active lifestyle helps him overcome difficult cancer diagnosis.
Dominika finds relief in her third trimester using prenatal massage.
Evan finds a second family in Galter LifeCenter's Boot Camp class.
Lorraine treats degenerative osteo-arthritis with personal training.
Maritza uses warm water therapy to regain mobility and strength following sudden injury and spine surgery.
Maurice and Diane improve health and wellness with medically-minded fitness routines.
Nicole gets a fresh start on mid-life health.
Neurosurgery Patient Stories
Bruce instantly recovers from years of back pain with state-of-the-art procedure.
Christine frees herself from back pain to return to horseback riding.
David swims laps around back pain following minimally-invasive surgery.
Gordon closes the book on severe back pain with life-changing treatment.
Minimally invasive spine surgery cures Joseph of debilitating back pain.
Julie overcomes her back pain and her fear of surgery.
Kristin avoids surgery through the Chicago Brain & Spine Institute and Galter LifeCenter.
Patient returns to active lifestyle after minimally invasive surgery with Dr. Laich.
Mary bounces back from back pain to become a surgery spokeswoman.
Michael finds "keyhole" disk procedure his key to an active future.
Orthopedic Patient Stories
First time marathon runner recovers from athletic injury with minimally invasive surgery.
Semi-professional basketball player Marty recovers from osteoporosis and severe knee injuries.
The patient presented to the ER with knee pain, Dr. Williams had the training and intuition to look further.
Rehabilitation Services Patient Stories
Brian makes full recovery following back-to-back heart attack and stroke.
Claudia returns to sing and dance after serious bike accident
Dave relearns to walk with state-of-the-art robot.
Denny recovers from rare autoimmune disorder to learn to walk again.
Donna learns to walk again while battling MS.
Outpatient physical therapy helps local artist Megan fight rare disease.
Nancy overcomes stroke with comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation.
Personalized stroke rehabilitation gets punk-rocker Paul back into the groove of his life.
Specialized Surgery Patient Stories
Alfredo feels light as air following record-size bladder stone removal.
Vascular Services Patient Stories
Bertha finds healing for chronic wound at Swedish Hospital.
Telemedicine robot saves 30-year-old Greg’s life after sudden surprise stroke.
Jodi improves health and self-confidence following varicose treatment.
Chicago kung-fu master knocks out pain with state-of-the-art varicose vein procedure.
Michael rids himself of pain and fatigue with advanced varicose vein procedure.
Mohammed receives treatment for blood clot just in the nick of time.
Chicago dentist Ted gets back on his feet thanks to ClariVein procedure.