Patient Stories

Read how Dominican Hospital is making a difference in the lives of our patients and community.


“I’ve had countless vacations and family events ruined by pain. And now that pain is gone.”

For decades, Erin suffered through mysterious and debilitating pain. After a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure at Dominican Hospital, she was back to running the very next day.

Physical and Emotional Recovery: Silvia’s Lymphedema Story

While Silvia successfully beat cancer, lymphedema prevented her from performing simple but important everyday tasks. Enter Dominican Hospital’s Lymphedema Therapy Program.

“I was a stroke waiting to happen.”

Dominican’s Dare to Care program – a free health screening that saves lives.

“The people at Dominican worked so hard for me. They are why I’m alive.”

Armando Garcia Arvizo nearly died from H1N1, but then his family heard about Dominican’s life-saving ECLS program.

From Chest Pain to Bypass Surgery: Barry’s Story

When he had chest pain, Barry headed to Dominican – the county’s only certified Chest Pain Center. He needed triple bypass surgery. 

Early arrivals: a NICU story

Already a mom of two, Jen was surprised to find out she was expecting twins. When they arrived several weeks early, she was grateful that our community has a NICU.

Heart Valve Replacement – Without Opening the Chest

Less invasive TAVR procedure approved for patients too frail for traditional open heart surgery.

Two new knees: endless possibilities

Jeannelle needed her knees replaced, but didn’t want to drive over the hill for the appointments. Thanks to Dominican's Total Joint Program, she didn’t have to.