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Read the latest patient stories from HCA Florida Westside Hospital to learn more about why families trust us with care.

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  • Daniel Smith 
    A trip to the emergency room showed Cherry Smith that the Westside Hospital staff genuinely care about patient care and happiness during her father's recent stay.
  • Robert H. 
    The neurosurgery staff at Westside Hospital kept Robert informed and supported during and after his lumbar spinal fusion surgery, something that frightened him before speaking with the team.
  • Thomas 
    Thomas describes his journey treating heart disease with Westside Hospital.
  • Virginia and Bobby 
    Learn more about Virginia's healing experience with Westside Hospital after experiencing appendicitis.
  • Ashley Curtis 
    After a team effort at Westside Hospital, Ashley's TAVR was complete. She was monitored overnight and walked out of the hospital the next morning.
  • Jack H. 
    Jack H. believes that his treatment of his chronic condition at Westside Hospital has been like being cared for by family.
  • Yvette 
    During the pandemic, we understand how important it is to be connected to your loved ones. CVICU Nurse Neli helped one of her patients, Yvette, connect with her sister over FaceTime.
  • Shane Brown 
    Shane Brown is a patient with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a condition which causes his lungs to swell shut and experience severe allergic symptoms when exposed to strong smells.
  • Donald Werne 
    88-year-old Donald Werne was a recipient of Westside's life-saving Watchman FLX procedure, a cardiac treatment.
  • Freda Glatt 
    Meet 72-year-old Freda Glatt, Westside Hospital's first TAVR patient. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive alternative to open-heart valve replacement surgery. As part of Westside Hospital's structural heart program, every patient receives a heart team evaluation where they meet with an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Ergle and a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Farivar to decide the best approach.