Patient Stories

Cheshire patient Elaine Dall, a breast cancer survivor

Video: You can help bring new 3D mammography to Cheshire’s patients

Learn from breast cancer survivors how routine mammograms impacted their lives. You can help Cheshire care for patients by making a gift toward the purchase of updated, state-of-the-art, smart 3D mammography technology.

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David Streeter stands in Dartmouth Cancer Center at Cheshire Medical Center, now cancer-free.

David Streeter: From colorectal cancer screening to cancer-free in 6 weeks

Urging everyone over 45 to get screened, David is grateful for early detection and his care team's great humor.

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Shannon Brooks, wearing a custom-made shirt reading "Shannon Strong" stands with Sharil Cass, DPT, NCS, (right) and Jodi Salomon, PTA.

Shannon Brooks: Inspiring herself and others during recovery

Told she might never recover, Shannon sought a second opinion from specialized physical therapist Sharil Cass, DPT, NCS, at Cheshire and proved herself "Shannon Strong."

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Kathy Tremblay, patient sits smiling, surrounded by her comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation care team

Inpatient Rehabilitation services build vital link for COVID survivors

During the devastating winter COVID surge of 2021–2022, nowhere was perseverance more exemplified than the Inpatient Rehabilitation department, which specializes in getting people back on their feet and living their lives.

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Pauline Johansen stands next to the chapel window at Cheshire Medical Center

Pauline Johansen: Surviving to meet her guardian angels

A nurse for five decades, Johansen survived a sudden cardiac arrest thanks to chest compressions from a young neighbor and a skilled team of first responders.

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Cathy Schlichting

Now in Remission, Cathy Schlichting Received World-Class Breast Cancer Care Close to Home

Cathy shares why she chose Cheshire’s nationally accredited Breast Care Center for her care.

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Stephanie and Joe Baute

Honoring a History of Caring with a Gift to Support Nursing Excellence

By establishing the Helen Brueckner Baute, RN, Nursing Excellence Funds, Stephanie and Joe Baute continue a family legacy of commitment to care.

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Providing skilled care to COVID-19 patients

Caring for COVID-19 Patients While Keeping Families Connected

A Vermont couple's experience with an early case of COVID-19

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Beth Wood stands on the steps outside her business in downtown Keene holding her baby

Beth Wood's Story: Delivering During a Pandemic

Cheshire’s midwifery, labor and delivery teams balance providing safe and comforting care for moms with rigorous COVID-19 safety precautions.

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David Duffy with Inpatient Rehabilitation team

Restoring Strength and Independence: David Duffy's story

David Duffy was always a hard worker. He didn’t have time to go to the doctor or exercise or watch what he ate. By age 50, he was 465 pounds and stressed to his limit.

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