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Exceeding Expectations

Nancy Cord didn’t know if she could do it. When she was asked to be the co-chair for St. Luke’s Wood River’s new hospital campaign, she questioned her capability of raising the $12 million needed to build our new community hospital.  Whether she thought she could or not, she did. And actually
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Generosity Exemplified

A simple handwritten note on a ukulele reads, Breathe in, Breathe out. The ukulele is a daily reminder for Buddy Wilton. “I breathe in with gratitude and out with generosity,” he says. Together with his wife, Shay Doll, the couple exemplifies the spirit of generosity. Shay’s second nature is t
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Back to Playing Hard

Jesse Foster is always on the go. He likes to play hard. Whether ski racing, mountain biking, hiking or rock climbing, Jesse pushes himself intensely.  It was no surprise that when he experienced severe lower back pain, Jesse was hesitant to proceed with surgery. As a physical therapist and the man
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A Healing Team

Tom Watson and his beautiful golden retriever, Fischer-Rose, are part of the St. Luke’s Wood River family. After volunteering weekly for seven years as part of the hospital’s Pet Therapy program, it’s hard to imagine the hospital without Fischer-Rose.  “We try to give back as much as we can
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Supporting Mental Health

Susanne Choby, MD, loves the mountains.  “There’s something about mountains that speaks to the human condition, who I am on the most fundamental level,” she says. “The mountains feel good for my mental, physical and spiritual health. They are beautiful, majestic, full of imperfections and g
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A Legacy of Compassion

The beautiful mountains, year-round athletic pursuits and healthy lifestyle drew Kim Nalen to Sun Valley. Along the way, she discovered that the incredible support and sense of community unique to the Wood River Valley are equally important to maintaining good health.  “I appreciate the mountains
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Healing through Innovation

Roland Wood is a native Idahoan, born and raised in Burley. Now 68, Wood worked for many years as a farmer and later as a field representative for Dairy Farmers of America. With a lifetime spent working the land combined with 40 years of officiating high school sports, it’s not surprising Roland h
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All in the Family

Terri and Dr. Rick LeFaivre like to give back. They have a long history of helping, volunteering and giving back to the communities in which they live.   Terri is a member of St. Luke’s Wood River Volunteer Core Board and has logged more than 3000 hours as a hospital volunteer. She also manag
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A Place to Heal

“2016 was the best year of my life!” Bill Norris emphatically declared sitting in his beautiful Valley Club home with his wife, Adrian.  “I learned about the quality of American medicine, learned more about myself, grew my spiritual life, and grew my relationships with my friends, my wife, an
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A Gift of Life

Liz Shumway, Ketchum local, ski instructor extraordinaire and personal assistant, knows how to keep everyone organized and on track.  However, in taking care of others, Liz forgot to keep her own preventative care on course. It had been too many years since Liz had had her last mammogram; she knew
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