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Patient and Team Member Stories

Every team member plays a vital role in providing the unique St. Luke’s experience, and patients and their family members notice. Explore our patient and team member stories to learn more about our personalized, compassionate care and what we mean when we say, “Our specialty is you.”
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A Case of COVID-19 Uncovers A Serious Heart Condition: Kerri's Story

Kerri Bryles, 45, a mother, wife, and pharmacist, always led a healthy lifestyle. In late fall of 2020, she was hospitalized due to low oxygen levels. Hear how a case of COVID-19 uncovered a serious heart condition and how St. Luke's Heart and Vascular Institute repaired it -- with the help of the Abiomed Impella device.
May 18, 2021

A Day in the Life: Cassandra Binion, LPN, St. Luke's Surrey Place

Ten years ago, Cassandra Binion stepped into St. Luke’s Surrey Place to see if it would be a career fit for her and instantly knew she had found her second home.
May 14, 2021

A Day in the Life: Sara Buckhorn, RN, St. Luke's Infusion Center

Sara Buckhorn knew at a young age that she wanted to help others. “In first grade, I told my mom I wanted to be a nurse,” she said.
May 07, 2021

A Day in the Life: Mary Petersen, RN, St. Luke's Heart Valve Clinic Coordinator

From caring for the first heart surgery patient at St. Luke’s more than 35 years ago to now facilitating seamless care for patients who are or could be candidates for valve procedures, Mary has remained steadfast in her devotion to improving the quality of life for our heart patients.
May 05, 2021

A Day in the Life: David Lopez, RN, Interventional Radiology

Meet David, an interventional radiology nurse at St. Luke's Hospital.
May 04, 2021

Migraine Solution: Sarah's Story

Migraines can affect every aspect of your life. For Sarah, a mom of two, they were debilitating. She finally found relief with help from St. Luke's Brain and Spine Center.
December 04, 2020

Celebrating St. Luke's First COVID-19 Patient: Celeste's Story

During these difficult times, finding moments to celebrate can be challenging. But St. Luke’s Hospital team members are bringing joy to each COVID-19 patient who reaches the much-anticipated milestone of leaving the hospital.
April 14, 2020

Sleep Apnea Solution: Tom's Story

After struggling with sleep apnea for years, Tom tried a new treatment offered through St. Luke’s Sleep Medicine and Research Center. Hear how the Inspire device and St. Luke’s Sleep Medicine and Research Center changed his life.
December 12, 2019