St. Luke’s welcomes Whittaker

Published 7:51pm Thursday, April 18, 2013

“It was so apparent when I came for interviews with staff and surgeons, that the staff here is very proud to be a part of the St. Luke’s family and they truly care about their patients,” Whittaker said. “This hospital has a fantastic surgical team and every single one takes great pride in the job they do,” Whittaker said.

“Whether it’s a laser eye procedure, ruptured appendix or total joint replacement, the staff at St. Luke’s is genuinely proud of the care they give our patients,” Whittaker said. “We take patient care very personally; you will not find that level of attention at a bigger facility.

From the pre-op teaching to discharge follow up, it takes a great team to accomplish good patient outcomes and excellent patient satisfaction,” Whittaker said.

“I look forward to contributing to the positive direction and smooth relationships that currently exist within the surgery department.”

St. Luke’s Hospital is staffed and equipped to provide a variety of surgical procedures, many on an outpatient basis, that allow patients to stay close to home and family for their surgery and recovery, Whittaker said.

“But we are also extremely lucky to have outstanding physicians who are committed to caring for their patients here at St. Luke’s Hospital.”

With a federal designation as a critical access hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital provides Polk County and surrounding communities with immediate access to 24/7 emergency care, surgical services, advanced orthopedic care and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatric inpatient care. As a community hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital remains committed to providing exceptional care, close to home.”

- article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

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