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Patrick M. O’Connell

Patrick M. O'Connell, health enews contributor, is a member of Advocate Aurora Health's public affairs team. He previously worked as a reporter at news outlets throughout the Midwest, most recently the Chicago Tribune. He enjoys playing and coaching baseball and basketball, hiking, reading, listening to podcasts, karaoke and spending time in nature with his family.

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A new lease on life: Patient celebrates 10-year anniversary after heart surgery 
A new lease on life: Patient celebrates 10-year anniversary after heart surgery
Roger Mohr, 89, celebrated his milestone anniversary of living with a ventricular assist device, surrounding by his doctors, nurses and care staff
Heart-to-heart talk, LVAD procedure help patient get back on his feet 
Heart-to-heart talk, LVAD procedure help patient get back on his feet
Patient Mike Pawlak’s heart was failing when he went to visit Dr. Greg Macaluso and the heart transplant team at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
‘It’s harder to be afraid:’ Cleaning crew member plays essential role during pandemic 
‘It’s harder to be afraid:’ Cleaning crew member plays essential role during pandemic
Taking daily safety precautions in order to evade a dangerous virus can be trying at times, but he presses forward.
On the front lines for months, a critical care unit physician focuses on hope for the future 
On the front lines for months, a critical care unit physician focuses on hope for the future
Dr. Dave Barounis has been fighting COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic but the arrival of vaccines signals better times are ahead.