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.

Robin SumabatRobin Sumabat

Robin Sumabat’s gynecologist recommended that she have a pelvic ultrasound in 2022 and again in 2023. The Arroyo Grande resident said her experience at the Matthew Will Memorial Medical Center was outstanding.



Dr. KellerGene Keller, MD

As a physician and retired Dignity Health executive, Gene Keller, M.D., knew that shared hospital rooms were far from ideal. It wasn’t until he experienced a life-changing injury, and spent nearly two weeks rehabbing in the Acute Rehabilitation Center at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, that he felt firsthand the impact on healing and the loss of dignity that occurs when patients must share a room.



ellen beckEllen Beck

As a local cancer survivor, Ellen Beck knows firsthand the importance of the programs and services offered to patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center, Arroyo Grande. She has been an enthusiastic participant in the Cancer Rehabilitation Program and has reaped the benefits of regaining her strength after the diminishing side effects of treatment.



juanita mcmullenJuanita McMullen

With a history of caring for the elderly in assisted living facilities, community leader and business owner Juanita McMullen has had close ties to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital for many years. She served on the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation Board and is a longtime philanthropic supporter of the hospital. A recent head injury led to her experiencing the hospital in a new way – as a patient.



jim wilmoreTrista Hansen

When longtime Arroyo Grande resident, Trista Hansen, discovered a lump in her breast, a good friend encouraged her to have it checked. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2020. Trista feels fortunate to receive care close to home at Mission Hope Cancer Center, Arroyo Grande, which opened shortly before her diagnosis.



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