Jim Slevin with cardiologist, Steven Pollock, MD and Stewart Finney, chief of cardiac surgery thumbnailA Change of Heart

Retired insurance executive Jim Slevin will never forget his new doctor’s first words to him when they met: “You're done. You've had your last drink or you're dead.” And so began Jim’s relationship with UM St. Joseph cardiologist, Steven Pollock, MD, a bond that ultimately saved his life. Read the full story.



John and Norma Cook thumbnail Happy Anniversaries

Harford County resident, John Cook, is loyal through and through. “When I find something that is really exceptional, I stick with it,” says John. “I received – and continue to receive – amazing heart care at St. Joe’s. Between 11 bypasses and a new aortic valve, they saved my life. St. Joe’s is people, not a place, in my mind.” Read the full story.



Arnold Gerber and his wife Debby thumbnailHuman Resources

Throughout their 46-year happy marriage Arnold Gerber always knew his wife, Debby, was made of strong stuff. But when he experienced a heart attack in their home in December, 2013, Arnold saw just how calm, focused and resilient she could be. Read the full story.



Chris Tremblay thumbnail It Takes a Team

“I believe that I have been blessed with a beautiful family and have so much to live for, including a job I love, working with the best people in the world. And yet, I came close to losing it all.” Read the full story.



Carol Caballero and cardiac surgeon, Rawn Salenger, MD thumbnail Young At Heart

If you were to picture the person least likely to have a heart attack, Carol Caballero, a 53-year-old wife and mother of two boys, is who you would see. A slender woman who never misses her three-mile morning walk, makes healthy food choices and has no history of cardiac issues. But, in February 2016, a persistent tightness in her chest on her morning walks could not be ignored. Read the full story.



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