The Birth of Rowan - A Natural Delivery after Cesarean

During her first pregnancy, Christy was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and had to have a C-section. This was not the birth plan she had wanted and when she became pregnant with her second daughter, she was determined to have a natural birth. Her former provider was not willing to consider a natural delivery, so she found Dr. Mall, an OB-GYN, who was willing to explore whether Christie could safely deliver her second child without a cesarean. Christy was able to bring her daughter into the world sa

A Preemptive Strike Against Breast Cancer - Jessica's Story

Jessica underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Over the last 12 years, the 37-year-old wife and mother had undergone three breast cancer scares and biopsies. Jessica’s mother suffered with breast and ovarian cancer for 12 years before losing her battle. Jessica did not want her son to deal with that sort of loss. Dr. Gerlinde Tynan, a dedicated breast surgeon, performed the double mastectomy and was able to reduce Jessica’s lifetime risk of cancer from 40 percent to l

Age is Just a Number - Senior Care at Avista Adventist Hospital

Bobbi is a 78-year-old patient of Avista Adventist Hospital’s geriatric physician Dr. Karyn Leible. Bobbi first met Dr. Leible when she needed a doctor to care for her mother with Alzheimer’s. As Bobbi began to age, she realized she needed to see a geriatrician herself and began to see Dr. Leible for her own care. Bobbi and Dr. Leible have a standing appointment every six months and a long standing friendship. The 78-year-old recently quit her job to study with Cesar Millan and become a dog trai

Pelvic Prolapse - Hope for a Devastating Diagnosis

Lois was diagnosed with pelvic prolapse in May 2015. Pelvic prolapse is a devastating and life altering condition that occurs when a woman’s bladder drops. Lois saw multiple doctors and was told she would have to self-catheterize for the rest of her life. After crying for a month straight, she decided to get another opinion and was referred to Dr. John Joyce, a urogynecologist, who was able to surgically repair her bladder and give Lois back her active life.

Peggy's Story - Cardiology Care with Heart

After feeling like she couldn’t make it through choir rehearsals without having to sit down for fear she might black out, Peggy’s primary care doctor recommended she see Dr. Monica Gressianu – one of Denver’s few female cardiologists. From the moment Peggy met Dr. Gressianu, Peggy says she just loved her. This is the story of Peggy's journey from diagnosis through heart surgery and follow up treatment under Dr. Gressianu's care.

Inspiration in Women's Wellness Luncheon 2017

Meet Sabrina, Amy, Peggy and Jessica - four women who received life changing care at Avista Adventist Hospital during the last year. They represent how Avista Adventist Hospital is committed to women for every need at every age. Sabrina was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27. Amy is a survivor of Stage 3 Endometrial Cancer. Peggy underwent heart surgery after being diagnosed with A-Fib and two bad valves. Jessica, who had a breech pregnancy was able to deliver her daughter without a C-sectio