Patient Stories

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E. Bernardson

I was a young nurse in 1978 working on 41A, the dialysis intensive care unit. It was a challenging, exciting time here at HCMC in renal disease treatment. I was proud to be at HCMC where we served a 5 state area for acute renal care and dialysis. Hepatitis was very common in the patient…

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Lincoln H.

My son Lincoln started OT with Sarah about a year ago. I brought him in specifically to work on his writing, but Sarah did so much more with him. After her initial assessment, we talked about his ability to scale problems, process his frustrations, and even coordination. All things I hadn’t realized were challenging for…

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John G.

John Grudnowski is a 44-year-old marketing executive who works out 3-4 times a week. He had no apparent risk factors for a heart attack, but on May 22, 2021, that’s exactly what he experienced while living for a short time in Costa Rica. “I had just completed one of my workouts with a personal trainer…

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J. Martin

When Jerry Martin got on his bike for his usual morning ride from Victoria to Shorewood this past June, it seemed like another routine trip to the South Shore Senior Center for a morning filled with coffee and laughter with his friends. But it soon became clear to the retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and Vietnam…

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Carla D.

As an an employee and patient of Hennepin Healthcare I go to the Specialty Center for all my healthcare needs.  Yesterday I had an appointment in the Eye Clinic for a routine eye exam.  I was pleasantly welcomed with a smile by Jeff the Technologist who was to perform my exam.  I have had eye…

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Abigail J.

I want to share my heartfelt thanks to Claudia Beck, a doula with Hennepin Healthcare for guiding me through the birth of my son on May 1. Prior to meeting Claudia, I was not aware of the role of a doula. She was so knowledgeable, friendly, comforting and helpful on one of the most difficult…

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L. Kallman

I’ve always been a runner. It’s the only activity that really makes me feel like I’ve had a good workout. But after a long run around the lake, I started to get a pain in the arch of my left foot. I thought maybe I needed to do more stretching, and I checked runners’ websites…

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L. Larson

I just wanted to share my appreciation for Angela Reed. She was an incredible help to me through a difficult recovery after having my baby, and through my second pregnancy and postpartum as well. Angela was incredibly kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and so skilled as a physical therapist. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate…

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Dan B.

I have seen both Meghan and Katie in the ENT Clinic for an ear problem and they have not only been able to help me when others couldn’t, but they were both so nice and made sure I felt ‘right’ before I left. Even though they are out of my network, I will still come…

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Two paramedics save the day

Two paramedics arrived at my partner’s house responding to a 911 call. They were both fantastic, and the woman first responder was particularly amazing! Her clear, calm demeanor with my partner (who appeared to be having a stroke that was affecting her speech) was so very appreciated. I’d love the opportunity to thank that very…

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