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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Results: 34

Nurse ends up where she started

It was 1964, and I was a wide-eyed high school grad when I left “the farm” in Central Washington and came to “the city” and Emanuel Hospital School of...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Nursing

A present we will never forget

Thrilled to be pregnant with my seventh child, I was shocked to be threatening miscarriage at 16 weeks while on a cross country road trip with my family. I made it home to...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Pregnancy and Childbirth

"Lymphoma Libby" beats cancer.

In December of 2000 I began feeling a funny gurgling in my throat, really itchy skin, extreme tiredness and horrible hiccups. I was 20 years old. My mom and I both thought maybe...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Cancer Care

Proud to be born at Legacy Emanuel

On Dec. 30, 1966, I was born prematurely and was delivered by Dr. Thomas Thornton at Emanuel Hospital. I was not supposed to live, but the team worked with me. After a week in...

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Pregnancy and Childbirth

Woman loses weight, finds "happy" person

Like many morbidly obese people, Linda Moore Garrett’s struggle stemmed from depression, stress and anxiety. At 450 pounds, the mother of three rarely left her home, often...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Weight-loss Surgery, Diabetes Care

My transplant has completely changed my life.

The transplant team at Legacy was amazing. At every visit, they made sure everything was OK, answered any questions I had, and made me feel so comfortable to be there. They...

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

My kidney donation has not affected my lifestyle.

The evaluation was very smooth and Legacy Transplant Services was AWESOME! Very supportive.

The recovery process was faster than I thought. I started running after...
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Transplant

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