At Henry Ford Health, we don’t just treat illness or disease. We treat people. Our patients’ lives are touched by the compassion, dedication and expertise of our staff in thousands of different ways every day, whether it’s a lifesaving treatment or simply a reassuring smile and kind word. Every patient’s story is unique. We are grateful for those who allow us to share their stories here.


Rick's Story

When one hospital couldn’t repair Rick’s aortic dissection, the team at Henry Ford Health saved his life with an emergency open heart procedure. Then fixed an aortic aneurysm with a minimally invasive one. Now, he’s back to his active lifestyle.


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Iwan's Story

The decision to not take a shower might well have meant the difference between life and death for Iwan Mich. Not only was Iwan suffering with a heart attack, but doctors also discovered he was experiencing an aortic dissection.



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