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Patient Stories


Patients at MidHudson Regional Hospital experience amazing, life-changing outcomes each and every day. 

These are a few of their stories.

Deborah Horan - Wappingers Falls

Wappingers Falls’ Deborah Horan knows the pain of failing knees. Several years ago, a combination of osteoarthritis and an old tear in her meniscus had left the once-avid walker with debilitating discomfort in her left knee. Medications and injections offered little to no relief, the pain becoming so severe that she eventually needed a cane. In 2013, Horan’s orthopedic surgeon, David Stamer, MD, recommended a total knee replacement in order for her to return to the long walks and bike rides she loved.

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Christine Boehlert - Poughkeepsie

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in July, Christine Boehlert of Poughkeepsie was playing golf in a local women’s league. Riding in the cart to the next hole, she felt a mosquito bite her above the right ankle. She slapped at the pesky bug and then proceeded to complete her round. She forgot about the incident for a week or so, until she noticed the bite wasn’t healing properly.

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