Every hospital has stories  

These are a few of ours

In hospitals, we’re surrounded by stories. Some are incredible. Some are touching and heartfelt. All of them are nice to hear. We recognize that we can talk on and on about the distinctions we’ve been awarded, the services we offer, and the experience of the physicians working in our halls. But only by hearing the stories of those just like you, folks who arrived at our doors anxious or scared and went home healed, can you truly begin to understand who we are, and what we strive for.

You’ll find a number of stories we’ve collected about our hospital. We’ll be adding more regularly so check back often. Take a read and decide if Delray ​Medical Center seems like the place for your care, your loved one, or your career. 

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We want to hear your story about your experience with us.  ​Please take a moment to fill out our questionnaire.

Victor's Heart Story

Victor and his wife consider it a miracle that the Delray ER team was able to get his heart beating again that day.

Arthur's VAD Story

Arthur was the first patient at Delray to receive an LVAD implantation.

Burt's Heart Story

Doctors at the valve clinic removed Burt’s faulty valve and inserted a fully functional artificial valve along with a pacemaker to help regulate his heartbeat. 

Peter's Heart Story

Peter was looking for someone to oversee his recovery after he underwent the LVAD procedure. He found the care he needed at Delray.

Pat's Heart Story

Pat’s career came to a halt when he received heart-wrenching news. He was having trouble breathing, and after being in and out of the hospital four times, was finally diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

Bill's Neuro Story

Bill Plough believes his spinal stenosis surgery was so successful because of Delray Medical Center.

Louise's Ortho Story

Louise Drogin-Lew believes in second chances. Her husband, Saul, is a big reason why.

Neila's Ortho Story

As a librarian, Neila Burwick is constantly on her feet. After her hip replacement she's back to working out again and pain free.

Craig & Erika's Ortho Story

Enid's Rehab Story

Ever since Enid Appelbaum was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), she has suffered numerous falls and has become familiar with various rehabilitation centers in the area. 

Bernice's Rehab Story

Bernice found out she fractured her pelvis and broke her left wrist, which necessitated wearing a cast for six weeks. 

Sabrina's Weight Loss Story

​While on her family’s way to a high school football camp for her son, Sabrina realized she needed to make a drastic lifestyle change.

Munro's Stroke Story

Munro Ross feels reinvigorated since his treatment, and enjoys being back with his family in New Jersey.

John's Stroke Story

Looking back, John knows there were warning signs before the stroke occurred. 

Pat's Stroke Story

What started out as a normal day for Pat Andrews quickly turned into one of the scariest days of her life. 

Meyer's Stroke Story

“After my stroke, I feared I wouldn’t be able to continue my work, but the quality outpatient treatment I received during my recovery was instrumental in helping me restore my regular routine.”

Alex's Trauma Story

How Level I trauma care saved my life.

Ann's Wound Care Story

After all the treatments ​she received at Delray Medical Center, ​Ann Fingerhut ​has never felt better.

Carolyn's Delray Diplomat Story

As a Diplomat, Carolyn has the opportunity to take part in social events, luncheons and learn about important health information. 

Kathleen's Story: Volunteer

Kathleen Sanford, known as Kay around the hospital, has been at Delray Medical Center since its opening in 1982.

Jennifer's Story: Chief Nursing Officer

Jennifer Chiusano has been Delray’s chief nursing officer for three years, but she’s been a nurse for 30.

Nicole's Story: ER Director

Nicole Jackson is the director of the emergency department at Delray Medical Center.

Judy's Story: Imaging Services Director

As Delray’s director of imaging services, Judy has seen a lot of changes since she first entered the field.

Sophie's Heart Story

Mayor Kaplan's Heart Story

Mayor Kaplan receives life-saving heart surgery the day after his 60th birthday.

Seamus’s Rehab Story

For years, Seamus Devine ignored his own pain and symptoms to dedicate his full attention to his wife, who suffers from a progressive illness. He chalked up feeling unwell and his loss of appetite to a case of the blues, until one day, his abdominal pain became so severe to the point that he couldn’t ignore it any longer.