Legacy Patient Stories

Stories from our patients

You’re not alone. Everyone’s story is unique, but we all desire the same thing — quality care with a compassionate touch. Legacy provides that care. See what our patients have to say about their experiences. Have your own Legacy story? Send it in! We want to hear from you.



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Kidney donation -- If I could, I would do it all over again.

The kidney donor process at Legacy Transplant Services was thorough and educational. The support was incredible, and I will never forget the people that walked through it with our...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

The time spent in surgery and recovery is minimal compared to a donation's positive impact.

I had, for a number of years, been listed as an organ donor on my death, but had never before considered being a living donor. That all changed when I read a blog posting about a...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

Hallie Gentry had a heart attack at age 35.

One minute Hallie Gentry was at her desk, working away. The next, she was lying on the floor not breathing.

Her co-worker, Jessica Metteer, rushed to her side....

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Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Heart Care

One couple, one year, two life-changing heart surgeries

While Fred Swan was going through 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in 2010, staff came to know him not as Fred or Mr. Swan, but as...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

Legacy took an overwhelming process and eased my burden.

My prognosis was a 35-percent survival rate. Legacy took what was an overwhelming process and eased my burden. I would choose always to go to them because of the way I'm treated...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Cancer Care

At 54 years old, John Sagar had quintuple bypass surgery.

John Sagar was a smoker for 40 years. He ate and drank as he pleased. One day he went to work and blacked out. Turned out that he had to have quintuple bypass surgery....

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

I couldn't have asked for a more compassionate doctor.

I chose to go to Legacy because of the doctor. I never met a more compassionate doctor in my life. How many doctors hug you on your first visit there? I said when I left...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Cancer Care

Within a month of my kidney transplant, I was feeling like my old self.

After fighting kidney disease for nearly 10 years and the shock of going on dialysis, I wanted to have an attempt to get my life back. My overall feeling prior to transplant was...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

"I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for Legacy Health."

Over the past three decades, Joe Herb has had three valve-replacement surgeries — all with Legacy Health. Joe  describes his experience with Legacy as "the best...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

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