TODAY Show: Dr. Nishant Patel and patient featured on network TV

Nov 9, 2023

Did you catch #PalmBeachGardensMedicalCenter on the Today Show?

Kenneth Allen, the pilot who lost consciousness mid-air last year leaving a passenger with no flight experience to land a plane, along with cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Nishant Patel, who performed his lifesaving emergency surgery, joined Savannah Guthrie live in-studio to celebrate Mr. Allen's full recovery and recent return to the cockpit. Mr. Allen and Dr. Patel were shocked to see Darren Harrison, the passenger who landed the plane, at the end of the interview for a surprise reunion!

We are proud of the compassionate, high-quality care our entire team provided Mr. Allen during his time at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. To learn more about cardiovascular services at PBGMC, visit or call (844) 367-9703 to be connected with our cardiac nurse navigator.

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