Patient Stories

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital relies on the generosity of our community to help support our efforts of providing quality health care for local programs and services. Generous donor support provides the important funding needed for the programs and services that make amazing patient success stories like these, and so many others, possible.

jim wilmoreJim Wilmore

After a bout of restless leg syndrome, Jim Wilmore fell asleep in his recliner chair (as he often did to avoid disturbing his wife while she slept). At around 3:00 a.m., he awoke to his wife suggesting he go to bed. He noticed a strange feeling in his face and his reply was incoherent. Attributing this to the late hour, they both went back to sleep. However, when he gotup three hours later to use the restroom, he collapsed to the floor.



michael boyerMichael Boyer

In an emergency, every second counts. Michael Boyer, a member of the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, has experienced first-hand the prompt and skillful care offered at the Emergency Department




clarence cabrerosClarence Cabreros

Clarence Cabreros, a young local father of a six year-old girl, suffered a stroke that had the potential to change his life forever. After receiving the immediate care he needed, he was admitted to the Acute Rehabilitation Center to work on regaining the everyday abilities necessary to work and care for his family. 




charlie halsellCharlie Halsell

When Charlie Halsell, a local photographer and father of five young children, sustained multiple life-threatening injuries from a terrible motorcycle accident, he needed exceptional medical care. After a month and a half at a trauma center in Fresno, he had to decide where to go to continue his therapy. He wanted to be with near his family, and he also knew that he needed the best care possible. With AGCH so close to home, he decided to come to the Acute Rehabilitation Center where he stayed for two weeks with his family by his side, before returning home. 



George Popovich

Life-altering events can happen without warning or preparation. Such was the case with George Popovich, a local businessman, husband and father. “All of a sudden he had this debilitating pain,” recalls wife Patty. “He has a high tolerance, so I knew this was a big deal.” George spent one night in the hospital getting the pain under control. But a few months later, George was back in the ER. This time it was life or death – a severe case of pancreatitis that put many of his vital organs at risk.