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Marianjoy therapy pays off

At the age of 17, twins Juleah and Gianna have beaten the odds of being born 14 weeks early and the cerebral palsy that resulted. As they head off to college to pursue careers in nursing and communication, they credit years of therapy at Marianjoy. The twins were recently honored with college scholarships by the Marianjoy Foundation.

“Everything I’ve done at Marianjoy has taught me how important it is to work hard. You will get out of it what you put into it. If you work hard, you will see those results.”
- Juleah Puccinelli, Marianjoy patient

Marianjoy therapy pays off

How We Serve Our Patients

We are dedicated to providing our patients with
high-quality care by offering the latest technology
and innovative treatments. And we do it in a
compassionate, healing environment.
"We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way."
– St. Francis of Assisi

Cancer patient doesn’t miss a beat

Susan Arts was having a routine check-up when her gynecologist found a cyst that led to a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. She credits Dr. Elmer Lehman, gynecologic oncologist, for an amazing outcome and quick return to her active lifestyle.

“I consider myself unbelievably fortunate to be diagnosed so early.”
- Susan Arts, Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial patient

Cancer patient doesn’t miss a beat

Pediatric epilepsy patient now seizure free

At just eight years old, Caleb Mayes has been through a lot including 11 epileptic seizures. Dr. Janel Schneider, his doctor at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints, helped the family find the right treatment for him, and he’s been seizure-free for more than a year now.

“Anytime I’m giving a diagnosis of seizures or epilepsy, I think there is a significant amount of anxiety that the parents experience, so I think it’s my job as a physician to alleviate that anxiety…and teach them that their child can have a normal healthy life.”
- Dr. Janel Schneider, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints

Pediatric epilepsy patient now seizure free

Easing tough transitions

Battling cancer is a life changing ordeal that can mean many challenging transitions. Through the six-week Livestrong Program, Covenant Medical Center is providing cancer patients with the tools they need to get their lives back on track.

“You feel like they genuinely care. If I would not have had the Livestrong program, I don’t think I would have been as healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually as I am now.”
- Troy Wilkes, Covenant Medical Center cancer patient

Easing tough transitions

Operation Walk offers hope and healing

Roger Brockway had been living with unbearable hip pain for two decades. He needed a hip replacement, but without a job and health insurance, he thought he would have to live with this pain forever. Thanks to a surgeon at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and free services from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin, Roger has a whole new outlook on life.

“I’ve been waiting for this for 20 years…I can go snowmobiling, I can play baseball, I can ride my bike again, work; I can work!”
- Roger Brockway, Patient at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin

Operation Walk offers hope and healing

A comprehensive approach to MS treatment

At the age of 18, Andrea Gonzalez was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Thanks to the new Center for Neurological Disorders at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis and its comprehensive approach to care, Andrea’s strength, balance and coordination have improved allowing her to lead a more active life.

“So while we don't have a cure we have very effective therapies that make the patients able to continue to work, lead their own life, and run their own homes so they can lead a close to perfect life.”
- Dr. Bhupendra Khatri, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Center for Neurological Disorders

A comprehensive approach to MS treatment

Breast Health Navigators walk alongside patients on their journey

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be terrifying, but patients at Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial Campus have a compassionate partner to help them through every step of the process. Breast health navigators are there for patients from diagnosis and treatment through becoming a survivor.

"Anne has become really like a dear friend. She cares and visits me at every chemo appointment. I feel like I have a genuine advocate with her and a compassionate ear."
- Jennifer Weichelt, breast cancer patient

Breast Health Navigators walk alongside patients on their journey

Marathon runner overcomes heart attack with treatment at All Saints

Van Shields was in the midst of training for his third marathon when he suffered a heart attack at home. Dr. Thomas Shimshak, Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group cardiologist at All Saints, helped Van to not only to survive, but also return to distance running within weeks.

"He cared enough to know that we could take it one more step to really make sure. And because of that, I’m here today."
- Van Shields, All Saints patient

Marathon runner overcomes heart attack with treatment at All Saints

Diabetes claims leg but not spirit of Iowa amputee

Michael Douglas has had a tough time with diabetes, which first claimed his foot and then his leg. After hours of therapy and unlimited perseverance, Michael was able to return to work and has big goals for his daughter’s wedding. He credits his physical therapists at Covenant Medical Center with making him a mobile man again.

"One of the things I promised my daughter and one of my most motivating facts is I told her I would dance at her wedding. There’s nobody going to give away Daddy’s little girl but Daddy."
- Michael Douglas, Covenant Medical Center patient

Diabetes claims leg but not spirit of Iowa amputee

Former Marianjoy stroke patient gives back

Robert Riley was 51 when he suffered a debilitating stroke that paralyzed one side and threatened his ability to walk. He thanks God he was able to receive amazing care at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital through 30 days in the hospital and months of outpatient therapy. Robert now works for Marianjoy as a supervisor in Guest Services, and he’s discovered his true calling by inspiring other patients going through rehabilitation.

"Having been a patient on the stroke unit, he really understands what our patients are going through. When you watch him greet patients and talk to them, you can see he’s putting his whole heart and soul into it."
- Denise LeBloch, Marianjoy leader

Former Marianjoy stroke patient gives back

Bariatric surgery helps Iowa woman fulfill her dreams

At nearly 300 pounds, Kristie knew that her goal of having children was in jeopardy. She took action and is amazed by the results of bariatric surgery at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kristie’s sacrifice and hard work were all worth it when she gave birth to little Cooper on July 29, 2011.

"Before surgery I weighed 299.5 pounds…I have become a different person."
- Kristie Clark, Sartori Memorial Hospital patient

Bariatric surgery helps Iowa woman fulfill her dreams

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