Legacy's 'Top 10' stories
Concerns about the effect of a popular video series on teens, the departure of Legacy’s beloved CEO and innovative robotic-assisted surgery were among the topics most viewed at the one-year mark of the appearance of “Story Center” articles on Legacy’s website this year.
Legacy launched the Story Center in 2016 in an effort to tell our stories directly to the public, including interested reporters or those on social media.
The most popular story in the past year was an opinion piece about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and how it posed a risk to youth. It originally appeared in the Oregonian and warned that the show’s “message glamorizes suicide as a heroic action while failing to offer any sense of hope or alternatives to self-destruction.”
The retirement of George J. Brown, M.D., was also of interest to Legacy’s employees and the community at large.
Robotic-assisted surgery performed at Legacy Mount Hood
resonated with the readers of Story Center as did another story from the hospital about a 25-year-old who was returning to a normal life after getting a gastric stimulator device
Close behind was a feature on the 20 years of the KIDS Team mobile ICU and a daughter’s gift of a kidney to her mother, the 500th living kidney donor in the program.
Robotic-assisted surgery at Legacy Meridian Park was also a popular story with our readers as we shared how patient Jack Swartwood is able to pursue his active lifestyle with a new knee.
Family-integrated care (FIC)
at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel fell at No. 8 on our “Top Ten” list. The program is the only one of its kind in the Portland area.
And at No. 9, the story of Sally Kirchoff, a woman who had spent nearly 50 years helping staff and patients at what is now Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Her story of taking care of leeches and missing a presidential visit helped show the diversity of experience our employees have in such a long career.
And who could forget the story of Melonie Powell, an amazing R.N. who uses the story of turning her life around to help others.
In total, these 10 stories represented more than 10,000 pageviews, but more importantly, helped us tell the stories of a wide variety of people and patients at Legacy.
Media inquiries: Brian Terrett, 503-415-5775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.