Every hospital has stories.  

These are a few of ours.

In hospitals, we’re surrounded by stories. Some are incredible. Some are touching and heartfelt. All of them are nice to hear. We recognize that we can talk on and on about the distinctions we’ve been awarded, the services we offer, and the experience of the physicians working in our halls. But only by hearing the stories of those just like you, folks who arrived at our doors anxious or scared and went home healed, can you truly begin to understand who we are, and what we strive for.

You’ll find a number of stories we’ve collected about our hospitals. We’ll be adding more regularly so check back often. 


Alexandra's Heart Story

“Even though I work in health care, I was only 22 years old, so I thought it was impossible something could be wrong with my heart," says Alexandra. She found out how wrong she was when she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition.

Delia's Heart Story

Delia Ortiz thought she was having a heart attack but it turned out to be a treatable valve disorder.

Louis' Heart Story

When Louis Willa found out he had aortic valve stenosis, he needed another surgery, but his doctor thought he wouldn't survive one. Luckily, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) arrived at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center just in time. Learn how it saved Louis' life.

Michelle's Heart Story

Mother of two Michelle Kellim doesn't take anything for granted anymore. She nearly died in her sleep from cardiac arrhythmia and had to have emergency heart surgery to insert a heart pump. Learn how PBGMC got her heart back in working order and Michelle home to her family.

Richard's Heart Story

Everything changed when Richard Obregon and his family found out he had a heart condition. Diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), Richard’s heart had an electrical malfunction that caused it to sometimes beat rapidly. He had life-saving surgery at PBGMC and says, "being at PBGMC was the best thing that could have happened to me.”