CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

Category: Patients & Providers

October 23, 2019

Every two weeks, Robb Rettie, MD, drives from his home in Danville to CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care in Lexington for treatment. He could access the treatment at a cancer care center in his hometown, but the hour-long drive to Lexington is worth it for Rettie. “We knew Dr. (Scott) Pierce was excellent, …


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October 09, 2019

James Rollins, MD, has been with the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Orthopedics for three years and practiced medicine for almost two decades. He was raised in the church, and he grew closer to God following his medical residency’s completion, entwining his faith with his career. “I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, and one …


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October 03, 2019

When Steven and Nashia Fife met while serving in the military, they were very much the outdoorsy types. They later took their children to all the sites, hiking their way through nature. At some point, that changed. “We were watching nature documentaries instead of going out into the woods,” Steven said. That wasn’t the only …


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September 18, 2019

Laura Pollard of Elizabethtown had contemplated weight loss surgery for 10 years or more, but something always stopped her from doing it. Finally, she convinced herself she was happy. “I thought, ‘I love me. My family loves me. My friends love me,’” she said. She didn’t have any weight-related health issues, although she did have …


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August 08, 2019

At 417 pounds, life was becoming difficult for Chris Rogers of Paris. “Everyday tasks were becoming a struggle – getting dressed, tying shoes, going out to eat,” he said. “Luckily, I didn’t have too many medical problems.” But he was uncomfortable, and Rogers could tell the extra weight was interfering with his everyday tasks and …


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July 26, 2019

Pictured: Wayne and Martha Spalding When Jackie Spalding’s husband Wayne chose CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital for his treatment, she knew that opened the door to high quality medicine and fast appointments. She also knew that would give Wayne, who had late-stage gallbladder cancer, a sense of normalcy. …


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June 12, 2019

From the moment she was born, Kathy Mattone’s life story has been interwoven with that of Saint Joseph Hospital.


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May 28, 2019

Dr. Martin remembers nuns at her Catholic school taking her under their wings after her father died. They would often tell her, “you should be a doctor when you grow up.”


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May 15, 2019

Lisa Smith, RN, was working with patients as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at the hospital in Corbin when it hit her: “I thought right then and there, ‘this is what I should be doing.'”


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May 14, 2019

The first time Cindi Gardner walked into the Rosie Ring, she felt comfortable. Rosie Ring is a networking and support group for women facing breast cancer offered through CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center at Saint Joseph East.


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