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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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

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:...
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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Burn 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.

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
ECMO, Intensive Care (ICU)

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 ––...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

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