Hear directly from our patients what it’s like to be at Henry Ford Allegiance Health. It may be helpful if you are facing surgery or a hospital stay and want to know what to expect. A recent patient of ours said, “I know that where you go for surgery is a personal choice, but I tell people to at least consider Henry Ford Allegiance Health before going out of town. The care is excellent, and it is so much easier on families when you stay close to home.”

  • Farmer and Sherriff’s Deputy Dan Coppernoll’s lifetime of physical activity helped him quickly recover from double bypass surgery. Dan also credits his determination to get back into shape and the excellent care he received at the Henry Ford Allegiance Heart Center. More …

  • Bob McNitt’s right knee has been a source of constant pain ever since a car accident in 1967. “I couldn’t walk anywhere without discomfort and a limp.” More …

  • Barb Mierzwa was a busy professional with rewarding job a nurse, a loving family, and an active circle of friends. She took special delight in enjoying outdoor activities with her six grandchildren, ages 5 to 14. More …

  • Mark has run five 5K races since having open-heart surgery at Henry Ford Allegiance Health. He attributes his success to great care and his own "stubborn determination." More …

  • Health Coach Keila Kilgore hasn’t let open-heart surgery slow her down. Since having a valve replacement at Henry Ford Allegiance, Keila has been able to maintain the active life she loves. More …

  • The only reason Mike Craig went to a presentation on vascular health was because the guest speaker was a goalie from the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. Besides meeting one of his heroes, Mike learned something that later saved his life. More …

  • Kristina, who lost both parents to lung-related illnesses, was diagnosed with lung cancer. After surgery at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, she’s back to an active life. More …

  • Susan is an outdoor adventure lover who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 46. After surgery and treatment, she’s enjoying life more than ever. More …

  • Grass Lake resident Harry Adams made Henry Ford Allegiance Health history by becoming the 1000th open-heart surgery patient. After a smooth recovery, Harry is fit and very active again. More …

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Exercise may help relieve stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve muscle and bone strength in arthritic joints.