Henry Tromski

Henry was having shortness of breath but never thought for a moment that his life was in jeopardy.

Thanks to the advanced care of UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, however, he survived when his heart failed him.

In January 2015, Henry Tromski, 68, visited his physician complaining of shortness of breath. He soon found himself en route to UH Parma Medical Center and, there, the military veteran and retired steel worker went into cardiac arrest. Henry coded and was resuscitated, not once, but eight times. Testing later revealed severe coronary heart disease that necessitated multiple complex surgeries. Transferred to UH Cleveland Medical Center, Henry successfully underwent triple bypass surgery and an aortic valve replacement.

Henry is now running in charity races and enjoying time with family. "The patient experience was extraordinary," exclaimed Henry, who not only became involved with Parma’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, but is also an active member of Parma’s Environment Committee and their Patient Advisory Committee dedicated to patient-centric access and revenue management (PCARM). "I was given world-class care and can’t thank the compassionate doctors, nurses and staff enough for the outstanding work that they do every day."