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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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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

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

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

From burn victim to pro triathlete

  Lying in a hospital bed in remote Thailand with burn injuries on his leg so severe that doctors told him he may never walk, Colin O’Brady had a novel idea: “I
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Burn Care

Pilot gets his wings back after cardiac rehab

When airline pilot Todd Henion saw his new primary care physician, he mentioned that he’d felt occasional chest pain when he exerted at high intensity –– despite
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

Two weeks on life support, 32 surgeries, one amazing tale

As with many people in late 2009, Tom Trautman came down with a case of H1NI “swine” flu. Unlike most others though, Tom’s illness grew worse. Much worse. A few
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
ECMO, Intensive Care (ICU)

"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 of
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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, throwing her more than 80 feet down the
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Intensive Care (ICU), Trauma

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