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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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

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

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

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

A life-changing adventure, an incredible recovery

In September 2003, while descending Mt. Adams with fellow students from the University of Portland, a 500-pound boulder struck Jamie Hunter,...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Intensive Care (ICU), Trauma

"I will forever think of this team and thank God."

“It started as a simple little tickle in my throat. But within days, I was admitted to the hospital in Medford with H1N1,” says Jacquelyn Cordero of Medford. “A...
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
ECMO, Intensive Care (ICU)

The angels are coming.

I proudly say I am a graduate of the Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1967. To be a graduate of Emanuel was in itself a reference for excellence. There are many...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Nursing

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