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Patient Stories

Below are some true stories of patients who have taken amazing journeys to health through the efforts of our medical professionals. Find these stories and more in NYM's Annual Report to the Community.

When Dolores Fuentes suddenly found it difficult to swallow and to keep food down, her daughter wouldn't take her to any other hospital but "my Methodist."
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Dolores Fuentes

After six years of traveling to Manhattan and misdiagnoses,  a mother finally found relief for her son, Zenichi Moriki, at NYM.
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Zenichi Moriki

Victoria McGlone survived cancer and recovered very quickly thanks to a positive attitude, a compassionate NYM surgeon, and an advanced robot named daVinci.
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Victoria McGlone

Victor Dugue enjoys playing music and being healthy. He'd never spent a night in a hospital before his heart attack. NYM's doctors performed surgery and helped him make changes in his life. He was back to playing the organ in his church within weeks.
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Victor Dugue

Zaynah Salameh was severely distressed before she was born. Luckily, NYM's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) offered the best possible care.
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Zaynah Salameh

NYM's EMTs, ER doctors, and vascular surgeons saved Robert Ryan from near death, and helped him change his life for the better.
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Robert Ryan

NYM doctors worked together to solve a medical mystery which had been misdiagnosed by others. Since she received a pacemaker, Carol Gutierrez no longer has blackouts.
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Carol Gutierrez

The primary motivator for Derick Brothers to lose weight was fear–fear that his health problems would get out-of-hand and eventually end his life.
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Derick Brothers

Joseph Collura literally didn't know what had hit him.  Fortunately for him, the New York Methodist trauma team was prepared for a critical situation.
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Joseph Collura

When Sofia Aguilera developed a high, very sudden fever, her mother Lisa, panicked.
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Lisa Aguilera del Puerto

Taylor Douchey's aggressive scoliosis was no match for her determination, the devotion of her family, and the expertise of NYM specialists.
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Taylor Douchey

It was the perfect storm: the stress of a winter chest cold, a dusty home renovation, and playing a bit fast and loose with his inhaler.  Alphonzo Grant had set himself up for a major asthma attack.
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Alphonzo Grant

When Diane Jackson started falling and having problems walking, she sought help from New York Methodist.  Her busy lifestyle required a fast, solid solution–one that could put her back on her feet and on the go.
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Diane Jackson

A life-saving diagnosis kept Hope Johnson from being grounded forever.  Now her NYM doctors are mapping her path back to health.
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Hope Johnson

Thea Johnson was born very prematurely and with lung problems. So New York Methodist's respiratory team suggested an innovative treatment.
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Thea Johnson

Joseph Klimko woke up with neck, jaw, and arm pain.  New York Methodist doctors responded swiftly to get to the heart of the matter.
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Joseph Klimko

One of NYM's solutions for surgical weight loss has Amanda Ortiz happier, more focused, and once again able to do cartwheels.
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Amanda Ortiz

Five years ago, while taking a walk with his wife, Herman Palmero noticed that he couldn't keep from dragging his foot.
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Herman Palmero

Keeth Smart, a US sabre fencer, turned to NYM for help in the toughest match of his life: fighting a potentially fatal blood disorder.
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Keeth Smart