Saint Luke's Stories

Fast Intervention at Wright Memorial Hospital Saves Trenton Man From Stroke
Dustin Cox suffered a stroke while at work in Trenton, Missouri. It was the fast actions of the staff at Wright Memorial Hospital, however, that kept him stable until he arrived at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
Saint Luke’s Security Officer Brings the Joy of Christmas to Smallest, Most Vulnerable Patients
Each December, Sgt. Anthony Cook trades out his security uniform for a special red and white suit to bring some holiday cheer to families in the NICU.
Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Celebrates 10th Annual Grand Canyon Hike to Help Fight Hunger
Over the past decade, Dr. Paul Chan, a cardiologist with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and his group of fellow hikers have raised more than $835,000 to fight hunger by hiking 50 miles through the Grand Canyon each year.
WWII Veteran Returns to Active Lifestyle After Heart Valve Procedure
When Dale Cooksey's mitral valve wasn't sealing normally, doctors at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute performed the MitraClip procedure to get the 98-year-old back to his active lifestyle quickly.
Student Volunteer Makes Hundreds of Bags for Saint Luke’s Breast Cancer Patients
Sixteen-year-old Cheri Rich has sewn more than 200 drain bags for Saint Luke's mastectomy patients as a way to give back to other families who are fighting the battle against cancer.
A Family of Fighters: Lynn’s Early Detection Story
Lynn vividly remembers how she felt when she found out she had stage 2 breast cancer at age 44, shortly after cancer claimed her sister’s life.
After Stroke, Rehab Helps Susan Walk on Her Own Once Again
After Susan Rushing suffered a stroke and lost control of her left side, she trusted the team at Saint Luke's for her rehabilitation care.
Calm in the Chaos: Traumatic Crash Sends Cameron Man to Saint Luke’s
After a serious crash in rural Missouri, Mark Carr felt at ease in the hands of the Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City trauma team.
Two Sisters, Four Hearts
Brooke and Kayla Norman share a feat that's very uncommon for most sisters—both have had heart transplants before the age of 30.