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NICU at Hillsboro Medical Center helps parents bond with twins

NICU at Hillsboro Medical Center helps parents bond with twins

Moments before the birth of their twins in a hospital on the east side of Portland, Grace Howard and Dalton Bagley were told the babies were going to be transported to another hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU there was full, and they would be moved to OHSU…

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Ron Wastier: Hearts of gold to save a heart

Ron Wastier: Hearts of gold to save a heart

Ron Wastier knows a lot about the heart, having had a number of cardiac procedures over the years. When Ron’s cardiologist retired, he was referred to Dr. Vincent Reyes, a community doctor with hospital privileges at OHSU Tuality Healthcare. Ron has spent a lot of time in hospitals as a patient.…

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Shirley Bates: A journey from heart surgery to a 5K

Shirley Bates: A journey from heart surgery to a 5K

In January 2018, Shirley Bates had a major health issue that required quadruple bypass heart surgery. The operation was a success but her road to recovery was far from over. To improve her health, her doctor recommended participating in OHSU Tuality Healthcare’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Shirley was apprehensive. You see she’s…

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Prakash Shukla: Shoulder pain actually a heart attack

Prakash Shukla: Shoulder pain actually a heart attack

On the evening of the June 11, 2018, retired Intel engineer Prakash Shukla experienced a sharp pain in his shoulder. Prakash is a healthy and active person who typically exercises for an hour and a half each day, so he assumed he sprained a muscle during one of his workouts.…

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Leola Kalamau: How 20 minutes saved my life

Leola Kalamau: How 20 minutes saved my life

Leola shares her story about how the mammography van saved her life. My name is Leola Kalamau and I currently am the police program specialist at the Hillsboro Police Department. I was married to one of the best men that I’ve ever known.  I was with him since I was 17.  Unfortunately,…

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