Patient Stories

Julie Fredericks-Todd, Sandy, OR

Julie Fredericks Adventist Health Medical Group Patient

Julie Frederick-Todd has been seeing Adventist Health Medical Group physicians her entire life. She chooses them because they listen and truly care about the well-being of Julie and her family.

Julie has been a patient of Adventist Health Medical Group for her entire life. She has chosen Adventist Health doctors because they listen to hear and make her an active partner in her care.

When Julie's son was only two her doctor discovered a tumor in his brain. She believes that if it weren't for her Adventist Health doctor her son would not be alive today.

Wesley Rogers, Portland, OR

Wesley Rogers, Cardiac Arrest Patient

When Wesley Rogers' heart stopped it was the quick action from the first responders and the coordination of care with the Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular at Adventist Medical Center that saved his life.

In a cardiac emergency every minute counts and dialing 9-1-1 is the quickest way to get help.

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Without warning, Wesley's heart stopped while he was at work. By calling 9-1-1 immediately his coworkers quickly got him the help he needed. It was the action of the first responders and the coordinated care of the Northwest Regional Heart Center that saved Wesley's life.

Both Wesley and his doctors stress the importance of dialing 9-1-1 right away during a cardiac event. This is the quickest way to get help and the best chance at saving valuable heart muscle.

Lisa and Andre, Gresham, OR

Our Beautiful Baby

"When we went into labor, the only thing we could think about was getting to the Family Birth Place. Once we arrived, it felt like we were home. The birthing room was so comfortable, and the nurses took care of everything so that all we had to focus on was giving birth to our beautiful daughter. Our doctor had been there every step of the way, and her command of that day was like a conductor."

Blair Gammon - Northwest Regional Heart Center patientBlair Gammon, Portland, OR

"As a pilot being in optimal health is very important to me. That's why when it came to my heart I chose the Northwest Regional Heart Center at Adventist Medical Center."

Barbara Wells, Happy Valley, OR

Robotic Heart Surgery at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular

When Barbara Wells had trouble breathing she came to Adventist Medical Center. Her doctors quickly determined that the problem was with her heart. After deciding that she would need heart surgery she discussed the option of robotic-assisted surgery with Dr. Tom Molloy of our Northwest Regional Heart Center. Together they decided that robotic surgery was the best option in her case. Dr. Molloy has performed more than 3400 open heart procedures and regularly performs robotic-assisted minimally invasive hear surgery.

Barbara loves to tell people that she had heart surgery on Tuesday and was home and feeling much better by Thursday. Barbara has been so happy with her treatment that she decided to become a volunteer at Adventist Medical Center. Today it's common to see her smiling face walking the halls of the hospital providing assistance to our other patients.