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  1. Patricia Ordiway with her son Ethan

    How 27 Blood Donors Saved a New Mom's Life

    After delivering her son, Ethan, via an emergency Caesarian section (C-section) at The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center (OMC), Patricia suffered a massive blood loss. Moments after Patricia got to kiss her son for the first time, she remembers feeling sleepy and hearing Dr. Peck ordering someone to get more blood.

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  2. Allison Lee and her family

    Allison Lee Recovers Quickly After Gallbladder Surgery

    As both a nurse and a mom, Allison Lee of Gardner spends most of her time caring for her patients and her two young daughters, Harper and Nora. But when Allison started experiencing nausea and stomach pain after eating, she didn’t seek care for herself right away.

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  3. Olathe Health Cardiology Patient Steve Renko

    New Heart Device is Change-up for Retired Pitcher with A-fib

    When retired Major League Pitcher Steve Renko's blood thinner medication started causing painful side effects, he knew it was time for a change-up. That's when cardiologist Dr. Ravi Yarlagadda told him about a new procedure.

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  4. Sharon DeFreece

    Artist Sees New Beauty After Innovative Procedure

    Sharon DeFreece, a professional painter, has always been inspired by colors. But she didn't realize how much color was missing from her own life until she received a new heart procedure at Olathe Medical Center.

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  5. Jim and Hazel Gillette dancing

    Dancing Their Way Toward a Heart-Healthy Life

    At 82, Jim is much more active and fit than others his age; something that’s even more remarkable considering he has been living with heart failure since 2010. Instead of letting his condition slow him down, Jim and his wife Hazel used the health scare as incentive to make some major lifestyle changes.

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  6. Erica Duffle, MSN

    Olathe Health Homegrown - Erica Duffle, MSN

    The Homegrown series features associates who have shown immense dedication to their own growth, as well as to Olathe Health. Meet Erica Duffle, MSN, who started at Olathe Medical Center as a nurse in the Critical Care Unit.

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  7. Ron Mersman and Dr. Yarlagadda

    New Heart Procedure Reduces Ron's Risk of Stroke

    A new, non-invasive procedure at Olathe Health called left atrial appendage (LAA) closure helped get Ron Mersman off his blood thinners and reduce his risk of stroke.

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  8. Caroline Trammel and her orthopedic surgeon Dr. Todd Smith

    Caroline's Complicated Ankle Repair

    A slip on black ice led to ankle surgery for Caroline Trammel. The surgery was further complicated by an ankle reconstruction from 40 years prior. How Dr. Smith was able to rebuild her ankle.

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  9. Dawn Bishop, APRN

    Olathe Health Homegrown - Dawn Bishop, APRN

    The Homegrown series features associates who have shown immense dedication to their own growth, as well as to Olathe Health. Meet Dawn Bishop, APRN, who started at Olathe Medical Center as a phlebotomist.

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  10. Brandon Fry Recognized as Outstanding Associate

    Brandon Fry is the Jan./Feb. Outstanding Associate

    Congratulations to Brandon Fry, RN, BSN, Robotics Coordinator at Olathe Medical Center for being chosen at the first Outstanding Associate of 2019!

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