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Patient Stories

This Garden Grows Deep Roots, Deeper Meaning
10 months ago

This Garden Grows Deep Roots, Deeper Meaning

An industrial office parking lot is not where you’d expect to find a garden party, let alone one with so much meaning.

Patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis and other …
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Championship Coach Applauds Team Effort At Fairview
12 months ago

Championship Coach Applauds Team Effort At Fairview

Frank Catani of Hibbing knows a thing or two about teamwork.

The retired Hibbing Community College hockey coach led the college’s Cardinals to eight conference championships, six state championships and two …
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How One Hospice Volunteer Formed a Connection Deeper Than Words
1 year ago

How One Hospice Volunteer Formed a Connection Deeper Than Words

As Fairview volunteer Hannah Drazenovich prepared to enter her first hospice patient’s room, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Hannah had volunteered in hospitals before, but never in hospice. On …
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Finding Joy In The Final Journey
1 year ago

Finding Joy In The Final Journey

“I have been looking forward to death for a long time—no one wants to die, but I am prepared,” said Barbara Andersen, Fairview Hospice patient.

When 91-year-old Barbara was diagnosed …
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When Every Minute Matters, Patients Count On Us For Life-Saving Stroke Care 
1 year ago

When Every Minute Matters, Patients Count On Us For Life-Saving Stroke Care 

Written by: Alexander Zubkov, MD, PhD, FAHA

When Rosanna Rizzi suddenly lost her ability to speak or to move during a flight bound for Italy, the clock started ticking.

Every minute …
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