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Purple Heart Project

Posted by Lake Health on Nov 17, 2020 11:28:32 AM

Topics: Lake Health News, Patient Stories, Dermatology

With a purpose of “transforming lives through healthy skin,” Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga, founder of Apex Dermatology and former Marine Flight Surgeon, combined his two passions―dermatology and military service―to create The Purple Heart Project, an amazing charitable service which offers complimentary scar treatments to veterans injured in active duty.

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Tandem Shoulder Surgery

Posted by Lake Health on Jun 17, 2020 10:23:22 AM

Topics: Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Patient Stories

It was Friday, December 14, 2018. While walking in a parking lot, Kathy Vinci’s foot twisted over the rolling, loose rocks she tried to kick out of her path. Realizing she was falling and sure to hit the ground face first, she instantly reacted, lifting her arms, bracing for the impact. Her elbows hit the ground with even force, at the same time. She couldn’t move.  

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Beating Stroke Disabilities

Posted by Lake Health on Feb 20, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Topics: Physical Therapy, Patient Stories, Stroke

On March 20, 2019, Al Grywalski, 73 and in good health, woke feeling a little out of sorts, but chalked it up to not having eaten yet. A big breakfast didn’t help, and though he noticed slight weakness in his right foot, he dismissed the issue thinking it was no big deal. At 1:30, he headed to his fitness center for his normal workout. But after experiencing a surprising weakness in his right arm, he cut the workout short. Then, walking to his car, he noticed balance problems. Al sought immediate help. At the TriPoint Emergency Room, he announced that he thought he was having a stroke and the staff flew into action.

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Posted by Lake Health on Feb 20, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Patient Stories

A family bereaved by stillbirth or early infant death typically has little time with their baby before a final goodbye. But thanks to a generous donation from Ashlie’s Embrace, Lake Health now has CuddleCots to allow families to stay with their child in the hospital for a prolonged period as they begin the grieving process.

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"Paws" for Joy

Posted by Lake Health on Jan 24, 2020 2:33:35 PM

Topics: Patient Stories, Volunteering

Friendly eyes.  A soft, silky coat. Wagging tails. They come in all colors and sizes, and they’re here to cheer. They’re the pet therapy dogs that bring stress-relieving joy, healing and unconditional love to patients, visitors and staff. Pet therapy can lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health and release endorphins that bring relief and calm, and can even help reduce physical pain. Lake Health offers pet therapy visits through its Volunteer Services program.

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Just in Time

Posted by Lake Health on Nov 13, 2019 1:07:58 PM

Topics: Heart & Vascular, Heart Health, Patient Stories

A phone conversation between old friends results in lifesaving care.

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Veterans Visiting Veterans

Posted by Lake Health on Nov 11, 2019 12:16:33 PM

Topics: Lake Health News, Patient Stories


Honoring those who have selflessly served our country. 

A new program brings Lake Health volunteers who are veterans together with veterans hospitalized at TriPoint Medical Center.

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Walking on a 3D-printed Prosthesis

Posted by Lake Health on Oct 12, 2019 1:28:00 PM

Topics: Orthopedics, Patient Stories

For the first time in nearly three decades, Tammy Wilkes is able to walk with dramatically less pain. That’s because, in November 2018, podiatrist Jonathan Sharpe, DPM, replaced the severely injured talus bone in Tammy’s right ankle with a custom, 3D-printed prosthesis. It was the first time a 3D-printed talus was used at Lake Health.*

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A Lifesaving Blood Pressure Check – At the Fair!

Posted by Lake Health on Sep 24, 2019 2:53:30 PM

Topics: Heart & Vascular, Heart Health, Patient Stories

Strolling through the Geauga County Fair on August 31, 2018, George and Kathleen Poyar stopped for a free blood pressure check at Lake Health’s exhibitor tent. Wellness nurse Barb Lieske, RN, took George’s readings―twice. Then she turned to George and asked, “Did you know you have an irregular heartbeat?”

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Breakthrough Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Posted by Lake Health on Aug 20, 2019 9:30:00 PM

Topics: Breast Cancer, Patient Stories

Georgi Anderson traveled 800 miles for breast cancer surgery. Here’s why:

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