Our Stories

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  • Patient Story Library

    Click on the photo albums to read some amazing patient stories that are possible in part due to donor support.

  • Cancer Centers

  • Pat Mayer
    Cancer-free since 2008, Pat Mayer credits Monmouth Medical Center and her favorite physician with guiding her through her battle with breast cancer…
    Read Pat's Story
  • Billy
    Every year, 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Behind that statistic are real people – our family, our friends, our neighbors …me.
    Read Billy's Story
  • For friends and family like Don Pannacciulli of Watchung, cancer is not something we plan for. But, when the diagnosis is cancer, Saint Barnabas Medical Center is home to expert, compassionate oncology care.
    Read Don's Story
  • Catherine

    It is impossible to describe how devastating it is to hear the words, “you have cancer.” I could not believe what I heard. I am thankful that in the midst of feeling fear and desperation, I was directed to the Cohen Cancer Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

    Read Catherine's Story
  • Terri

    As clinical nurse navigators at Community Medical Center, we do our best to ensure each patient we meet is able to gain back some of the control that is lost when they hear the words, “you have cancer.”
    Read Kathe and Terri's story.

  • Emergency Department

  • austin

    When faced with a medical emergency while at my workplace, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was there for me. I was rushed to the Emergency Department at The Beth after experiencing sudden, severe pain. I thought I was having a heart attack.

    Read Austin's Story
  • Rob

    I closed my eyes and my heart stopped – for six minutes… Luckily, I was already at Jersey City Medical Center when my heart stopped. The hospital staff took immediate action and saved my life.

    Read Rob's Story
  • Heart Health

  • Alice
    From my own birth, to the births of both of my children and most recently my cardiac care, Monmouth Medical Center has always been here for me.
    Read Alice's Story
  • augustine

    My story is not for the faint of heart. At two years old, I hit my chest on the corner of a table in our living room. The impact caused me to pass out and turn black and blue, sending my mother into a panic.

    Read Augustine's Story
  • omari

    “Your baby needs open-heart surgery.” As a nurse at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, I have heard those words before. But, nothing prepared me for the day those words were spoken to me.

    Read Omari's Story
  • Heart Transplant

  • Samantha

    At just 28-years-old, I needed a heart transplant. With literally hours left to live, my mother received the miracle phone call from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center that saved my life. A heart was available for me.

    Read Samantha's Story
  • Esther

    No one had more confidence in the health care provided at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center than my mother, Esther Shilling. My two brothers and I were all born at The Beth and for more than 20 years, our mother proudly served as a registered nurse there, assisting in the treatment of heart patients in the Pacemaker Center.

    Read Esther's Story
  • Kidney Transplant

  • Just two months after my kidney transplant last summer, I was at the driving range swinging a golf club. I felt great! And, second only to my younger sister who selflessly donated her kidney, I credit Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the care I received there with my continued healthy recovery.
    Read Greg's Story
  • Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Maternity

  • Sheri and Holly

    I delivered a healthy baby girl during a blizzard last February after many hours of labor. The efforts of the outstanding medical and nursing team eased my mind both before and then through this long, difficult birth.
    Read Sheri's story.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - NICU

  • Amy and Michael were born seven weeks early on October 5th after a very difficult pregnancy. At just over five pounds and nearly four pounds, our twins were so tiny!
    Read Jennifer's Story
  • Surgery

  • Sean
    Sean is a man "on the go.” And there’s no slowing down on weekends as the active 49-year-old plays pickup basketball every Sunday morning. During a recent game, he suddenly felt a stabbing pain in the back of his leg. At first he thought someone had kicked him, but then he heard what he calls “the proverbial snap.”
    Read Sean's story.
  • Trauma Center

  • I consider myself very lucky our regional Level II Trauma Center was here, close to home at Jersey City Medical Center when I needed it most. I cannot say enough about the highly skilled staff. Everyone took care of me exactly the right way at exactly the right time.
    Read Ricardo's Story
  • Women's Imaging Center

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