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What Our Patients Say

“Thirty-one years old, and a hole in my heart.”

Sacred Heart Patients' TestimonialsWhen Alison Fykerud of Bellingham, Washington, learned of her atrial septal defect—essentially a hole in her heart—she got to work.

“I didn’t know what to do,” she says... “but Sacred Heart Medical Center did.”

Read Alison's story...


Last year, 60-year-old Kay Bunker received the gift of a lifetime…

Sacred Heart Patients' Testimonials…an all-expenses-paid Alaskan cruise. But her departure was threatened when, just days earlier, she discovered she needed to have heart surgery.

With the cruise just days away, she asked her doctor, “Can I schedule it later?” “Yes,” he responded. “But you”ll have a heart attack.”

Read Kay's story...


For Ken Wirtz, hiking mountain trails is a way of life.

Sacred Heart Patients' TestimonialsThe 57-year-old and his wife frequently hike together and he’s always in the lead. So, when he found himself unable to keep up with her one day in October 2003, he realized something wasn’t right.

Read Ken’s story...

 


Being a little short of breath during a Taekwondo match could prove to be dangerous. 

Sacred Heart Patients' TestimonialsFor Ken Wirtz, hiking mountain trails is a way of life.

The 57-year-old and his wife frequently hike together and he’s always in the lead. So, when he found himself unable to keep up with her one day in October 2003, he realized something wasn’t right.

Read Barry’s story…