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Woman who fell 11 stories in Waikiki returns 23 years later to thank Queen’s staff

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Suicide survivor Denise Geelhart recently returned to The Queen's Medical Center to thank the doctors and nurses who treated her 23 years ago.
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                                Dr. Elaine Bello, left, Denise Geelhart, her husband Chris Geelhart and Dr. Alfred Ines talked during the Geelharts’ visit to The Queen’s Medical Center on Thursday. Denise Geelhart was treated by Drs. Bello and Ines 23 years ago.
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Dr. Elaine Bello, left, Denise Geelhart, her husband Chris Geelhart and Dr. Alfred Ines talked during the Geelharts’ visit to The Queen’s Medical Center on Thursday. Denise Geelhart was treated by Drs. Bello and Ines 23 years ago.

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                                An emotional Denise Geelhart (facing camera) hugged nurse Gerry Kent in The Queen’s Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Kent helped treat Geelhart 23 years ago after she tried to kill herself by jumping from an 11th-floor hotel room in Waikiki. She spent about two months in the Queen’s ICU and rehab units recovering.
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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

An emotional Denise Geelhart (facing camera) hugged nurse Gerry Kent in The Queen’s Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Kent helped treat Geelhart 23 years ago after she tried to kill herself by jumping from an 11th-floor hotel room in Waikiki. She spent about two months in the Queen’s ICU and rehab units recovering.

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dr. Elaine Bello, left, Denise Geelhart, her husband Chris Geelhart and Dr. Alfred Ines talked during the Geelharts’ visit to The Queen’s Medical Center on Thursday. Denise Geelhart was treated by Drs. Bello and Ines 23 years ago.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An emotional Denise Geelhart (facing camera) hugged nurse Gerry Kent in The Queen’s Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Kent helped treat Geelhart 23 years ago after she tried to kill herself by jumping from an 11th-floor hotel room in Waikiki. She spent about two months in the Queen’s ICU and rehab units recovering.