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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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Doc Discussions: EP 02

The Friends of St. Luke’s presents, Doc Discussions, a series of conversations led by Dr. Jason Edwards, a medical oncologist with St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care. In Episode 2, Dr. Edwards speaks with Dr. Jeremy Leidenfrost, a cardiothoracic surgeon with St. Luke’s Hospital.
April 19, 2022

Doc Discussions: EP 01

The Friends of St. Luke’s presents, Doc Discussions, a series of conversations led by Dr. Jason Edwards, a medical oncologist with St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care. In Episode 1, Dr. Edwards speaks with Dr. Mark Fesler, a hematologist and oncologist with St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care.
April 18, 2022

Finding the Right GI Surgeon: Kim's Story

In May 2021, Kim was diagnosed with gastrointestinal bleed after months of testing. After meeting with her primary care doctor, she asked to find a doctor at St. Luke’s, her preferred hospital over the past 20 years. Her physician referred her to Dr. Christopher Cronin.
January 26, 2022

Thank You St. Luke's: COVID-19 Stories

COVID-19 impacted the World, yet not one experience is the same. For Sheridan, Dave, Josh, Celeste, Luis and Brittany, the virus is a commonality, however, their narratives are not. Now recovered, each had special a message for their St. Luke’s Hospital caregivers.
January 24, 2022

A Daughter's Experience: Debbie's Story

When Debbie’s mom, Vyvyan, asked her to take her to the hospital for her heart, Debbie chose her mother’s favorite hospital, St. Luke's. After suffering a heart attack, Dr. Ron Leidenfrost, a cardiothoracic heart surgeon with St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular Institute, performed open heart surgery.
January 06, 2022

I Feel Safe at St Luke's: Patient Stories

Hear stories from St. Luke’s patients of how our COVID-19 policies helped keep them safe.
November 29, 2021

I Feel Safe at St. Luke's: Employee Stories

Hear stories from St. Luke’s employees of how our COVID-19 policies made them feel safe.
November 29, 2021

Battling Cancer Together: Linda's Story

On April 21, 2020, Linda’s world had changed. When Linda heard she had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer, she felt like it was a death sentence. Several of her friends had recommended the care team at St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care.
November 29, 2021

Surviving a Sepsis Attack: Bill's Story

On February 25, Bill was hospitalized with a sepsis attack. Even though Bill's situation was potentially dangerous, he never felt like his care was rushed. Bill was deeply touched by the compassion he received from every person he encountered at St. Luke's during his stay.
November 29, 2021

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