Man on a Mission

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 […]

‘There’s a Breaking Point’ – Couple Finds Life is Better after Weight Loss Surgery

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 […]

“There’s not a single aspect of life that isn’t better”

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 […]

Jackie Shares Cancer Treatment and Care at Flaget Memorial Hospital

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. […]

Guided by our values

It’s been nearly 38 years since Cleveland Smith, supervisor, respiratory care, walked into Saint Joseph Hospital as a floor tech in respiratory. That wasn’t the original path he had chosen in high school. Originally, he had an interest in radiology, but the program at Madisonville Vocational-Technical School was full. he saw the respiratory path as […]