The people we serve are at the heart of everything we do. By making an impact in a person's life, we're living out our mission of creating healthier communities. Each person we heal has their own story of what the care of St. Luke's Health provided meant to them. Lean more behind the medicine from the patient stories.
Michael Francis, a law enforcement agent in Houston, Texas, has dealt with seizures all his life. As the first step in treating almost any chronic condition, Michael’s doctor prescribed medication to reduce his seizure activity and keep his epilepsy
Dessie Bice, a woman always on the go, made sure to practice healthy habits, including eating a balanced diet and exercising every day. She never thought that her family’s history of heart disease could impact her. During her annual cardiovascular checkup at The Heart & Vascular Institute at The Woodlands Hospital, she told her cardiologist, Dr. Vincent Aquino, about a
Since the early 1970s, Rebecca Holder has been a patient at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. She was born with a congenital heart defect, but that didn’t stop her from living her life the best she could. “My whole life, I’ve been told you can’t do this, you can’t do that,” said Rebecca, 59. “I’ve outlived and outdone all their expectations.
How Allen Hill Learns to Live Life to the Same Tune With Different Lungs Allen Hill has been exposed to the elements all his life. Beginning in his teenage years, he’s worked as an electrician, spent 20 years at a chemical oil plant, and ingested his fair share of toxins and pollutants. Over time, these jobs damaged his lungs and made symptoms like coughing, wheezing, trouble
Former NBA player makes fast recovery after minimally invasive heart surgery Richard Almstedt, a former NBA player who once traveled the world playing basketball and now serves as department chair for Kinesiology and Dance at Lone Star College, has a lifetime of athleticism and interesting stories under his belt. Spending his life playing, coaching or teaching sports, Rich
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Teams Work Together to Perform Triple Transplant Surgery John Bell was born with cystic fibrosis, but he didn’t let that stop him from doing anything he put his mind to as a child and teenager. When John moved to Houston for two years after high school, he began seeing the cystic fibrosis team with Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute at