Sandra Levine, 62, was given a second chance at life when she had a successful liver transplant at Broward Health Medical Center.
On the morning of October 16, 2018, just one day after celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary, Cara Roeck was waiting for her 44-year old husband, Adam, to undergo open heart surgery at Broward Health Medical Center.
Krishendial "Kris" Mootiram was at work like any normal day when he began to feel tightness in his chest, a pain he had never felt before. He disregarded the pain as possible indigestion and went about his day. He later felt a terrible pounding on his chest and told his supervisor that he needed help.
Michael Cobb, 65, was spending a pleasant Sunday at the driving range in October 2017. He was sweating profusely, but standing under the Florida sun, it did not seem unusual. He felt a slight pain across his chest, but he shrugged it off, certain it was just indigestion. That night after dinner, his resting heart rate was above 100 - well above his normal rate.
On December 8, 2017, while working on a fence with his son and grandson, 71-year-old Robert Leonard suffered a heart attack and collapsed to the ground.
John Berne, M.D., was uneasy. Despite more than 20 years of experience in critical care medicine as a trauma surgeon at Broward Health Medical Center, Berne was about to become the patient.
As an ER nurse at Broward Health Coral Springs, Michelle Loberfeld knows the importance of early detection in breast cancer prevention. After her cousin was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Loberfeld started getting annual mammograms at the age of 35 – a little earlier than the recommended age of 40. In 2016, her annual mammogram results came back clear, but several weeks after, she felt an unusual lump on her breast.