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Adrienne and RJ Brandes

Getting Back on the Horse

The day started out like any other. It was a beautiful sunny day as Adrienne started a normal trail ride with some friends. As they rode back towards the stables, her horse got spooked and started spinning, throwing Adrienne from the saddle.

She had two choices: get back on the horse or go to the hospital. She got back on the horse and headed home. However, a few hours later, her husband RJ noticed she was short of breath and insisted that she go to the hospital.

Adrienne never expected to end up in Providence Mission Hospital’s emergency room, especially after her husband’s life-saving operation just months before. Now it was her turn, and she knew where she wanted to go for her care.

“I just trust Providence Mission Hospital because they saved my husband’s life,” Adrienne says.

When Adrienne arrived at the emergency room, the team at Providence Mission sprang into action. “It was so amazingly efficient,” she says. “Down to the person who wheeled me into the MRI room, they continuously checked on me to ensure all of my needs were met.”

In fact, during her MRI, Adrienne was concerned about removing her earrings from her newly pierced earrings. The doctor was kind and patient as he addressed these concerns — even making concessions so that they could work around them instead of removing them. This seemingly small action displays the overarching theme at Providence Mission Hospital: patients are humans, not just a number.

Looking back at her accident, Adrienne shares, “When you are a rider, it just happens from time to time. If something spooks the horse, they are going to take off.”

This will not keep Adrienne from her horses. Now she has the peace of mind to know that Providence Mission Hospital is always there, close to home, if or when she should ever need them again.

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Address: 27700 Medical Center Road, Medical
Office Building 3, Suite 356 – Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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