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Lee's Summit Medical Center

Patient Stories

Donna Arbuckle

Lee’s Summit resident Donna Arbuckle and her husband, Gary, routinely walk their chocolate cocker spaniel, Maisy, past Lee’s Summit Medical Center. The acute-care hospital is a short two-block jaunt from their home, and Arbuckle likes the fact that top-notch medical resources are readily accessible in her neighborhood. Last December, right before Christmas, Arbuckle experienced firsthand the patient-first care that is the hospital’s trademark. » Read more

Lawrence Bolton

Lawrence Bolton is the epitome of a genuine family man. His wife of 60 years, JoAnn, is his rock; his three sons, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren are his pride and joy. He enjoys building model airplanes, mosaic woodworking, celebrating birthdays and holidays, and spending what the 82-year-old Grandview resident calls “good old-fashioned quality time” with his family. So when Lawrence learned he had Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in February 2010 after a visit to the doctor for stomach pains, the retired airline engine overhaul supervisor’s immediate thoughts turned to his family. » Read more