MEDIA COVERAGE: Lee's Summit Detective, Josh Ward, returns home after surviving a flesh-eating bacteria

July 14, 2015

Josh Ward has spent the past 90 days at Saint Luke's Hospital battling a rare flesh eating bacteria.  On July 13th surrounded by his care team and fellow officers, he was finally able to share the good news that he was headed home.

Josh benefited from the full resources of our comprehensive health care system – from his initial treatment at Saint Luke’s East Hospital to the life-saving care he received at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City to the ongoing rehabilitation he’ll continue as an outpatient at Saint Luke’s.

In total, Josh spent 90 days in the hospital, underwent 24 surgeries, and was cared for by more than 150 health care professionals -- 92 on the surgical team alone.

Though his particular situation was unique, the high quality, comprehensive, seamless care he received was not. It reflects the passion, commitment, dedication, and skill delivered day in and day out by our physicians, nurses, and clinicians, as well as the depth and breadth of services delivered by a system of our size.

We consider it is a privilege to do the work we do. And it’s a joy to celebrate successes like the one we celebrate today -- for Saint Luke’s, for the Lee’s Summit police department, and, most importantly, for Josh and his family.

Read the story on Kansas City Star, here.


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