Section: Highlights - posted in 2017

Leftovers Get a Makeover for a Worthy Cause
Oct 30, 2017
Leftovers Get a Makeover for a Worthy Cause Throughout his 10 years at St. Jude, Will Gotay, better known as Chef Will, has received thousands of compliments on his food—but recently his meatloaf did more than inspire praise, it raised money for a worthwhile cause. Will was one of over a ...
From Stage IV to Second Chance: A Life Saved Through Clinical Trial
Sep 27, 2017
From Stage IV to Second Chance: A Life Saved Through Clinical Trial Jamie Calver was floating on cloud nine. The 55-year-old husband, father and vice president of a haircare company was heading to the airport with his wife of four years for a belated honeymoon trip to Italy when suddenly, he felt excruciating pain ...
St. Jude Designated National Leader in Surgical Excellence
Sep 20, 2017
St. Jude Designated National Leader in Surgical Excellence Continuing its commitment to be at the forefront of surgical expertise and technology, St. Jude Medical Center’s Robotic Surgery Program has been designated as an Epicenter and Case Observation Site by Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci ...
Worried about an elderly parent or a spouse? Nurse Next Door can help
Sep 13, 2017
Worried about an elderly parent or a spouse? Nurse Next Door can help The 78-year-old widower had stopped gardening, a favorite hobby, and seemed to be losing his mobility, so his family arranged for a companion from Nurse Next Door to stay with him for several hours a day. It took less than a week for Yenney Oropeza, ...
Celebrating 60 Years of Miracles Large and Small
Sep 6, 2017
Celebrating 60 Years of Miracles Large and Small Dear Neighbors, In 1957, two thousand people stood in the rain to see the opening of a new hospital in Fullerton. In the words of one newspaper, “This is the day we have been waiting for. All of Orange County rejoices over the completion of the ...
Meet Dan Mabbott and His Team of Experts
Aug 29, 2017
Meet Dan Mabbott and His Team of Experts For Dan Mabbott, 65, St. Jude Medical Center was something he drove past on his way to see his doctor at the St. Jude Medical Plaza. “I was happy the hospital was here, I just didn’t think I’d need it,” explains the retired ...
St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute: New research brings life-saving advances
Jun 15, 2017
St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute: New research brings life-saving advances A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine described a new, more successful approach to treating advanced lung cancer. A landmark clinical trial demonstrated that in every measure from survival rates to quality of life, an immunotherapy ...
St. Jude Neurosciences Institute: Making the Exceptional Common
Jun 8, 2017
St. Jude Neurosciences Institute: Making the Exceptional Common The 75-year-old grandmother from Tustin and the 45-year-old mom from Placentia were both victims of ruptured brain aneurysms — and despite very poor odds — both would have their lives and wellbeing restored by a team of physicians and ...
In Service to His Country Congratulations to Donald Bittner, MD
Jun 1, 2017
In Service to His Country Congratulations to Donald Bittner, MD When Donald Bittner, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, helped to successfully reattach the arms of a 12-year-old boy, the surgery did not take place in an advanced surgical suite at St. Jude — but in Kandahar, ...
Across the Years: St. Jude Cares for Three Generations of Breast Cancer Patients
Mar 13, 2017
Across the Years: St. Jude Cares for Three Generations of Breast Cancer Patients The year was 1988. 34-year-old Cathy Shircliff was a happily married mother of two young daughters, working as a radiology technician. Then she received the news no woman wants to hear: You have breast cancer. Unfortunately, early onset breast cancer ...
A ‘Symfony’ of Improvements in Cataract Surgery New class of lens brings big benefits
Mar 6, 2017
A ‘Symfony’ of Improvements in Cataract Surgery New class of lens brings big benefits Patients who need to get rid of the cloudy or blurred vision caused by cataracts can also eliminate the need for distance or reading glasses in the same procedure, thanks to a breakthrough called the Symfony Lens. Recently approved by the FDA, this ...
Meet Teri and Steve Glomb: St. Jude’s Newest Ortho Alumni Members
Mar 1, 2017
Meet Teri and Steve Glomb: St. Jude’s Newest Ortho Alumni Members Teri Glomb couldn’t play with her grandchildren or even tie her own shoe. Hip pain made tasks as simple as walking to the mailbox an exercise in endurance. For her husband, Steve, a CFO for a financial company, knee pain prevented him from ...

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