Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
Watch our employee, physician and patient stories to see how TriStar Skyline has made an impact on their life and learn their healthcare journey.
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Stacia Booker, adolescent behavioral health counselor, is passionate about her patients and lighting their world up. She and her coworkers created a clothing closet and a library to make kids feel safe and like they're at home.
As Father's Day approaches, we celebrate all fathers. Kenneth Hatzakorzian and his daughter, Becky, share their story and thank TriStar Skyline for all that they did for him.
Jeffrey Lanning, physical therapy assistant, establishes trust with his patients and helps them take baby steps to get where they can walk again.
Allan Atmore, security supervisor, shares a "wow moment," leading a patient and 14 team members in prayer. It completely changed the tone of the patient's healthcare journey and he believes this is just one example of what makes TriStar Skyline genuine.
TriStar Skyline celebrates the 43rd Annual National EMS Week and we applaud our EMS partners for their important contributions in safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of the communities we serve. Steve Otto, CEO, discusses this important relationship along with an emphasis on servant leadership and the importance of creating a work environment where we can take the best care of patients.
Kathy Kopka, administrative director of clinical operations, shares how TriStar Skyline works together as a team and starts off each day by reflecting on our mission and values.
As Mother's Day approaches, we celebrate all mothers. Cathy Botts, mother of two, shares her story of the time she spent as a patient at TriStar Skyline. As with over 85-percent of TriStar Skyline patients, Cathy came through the emergency room. She emphasizes how important it is to make patients feel like humans. She said she never felt like a number when she was at Skyline and reflects that she has good memories of her time spent at the hospital.
Carol Knap, seventh floor director, ensures that her team takes care of the patient in totality - not just physical needs. Her patients become part of her life and she is touched by those she was able to spend their last moments with.
Chris Martin, respiratory therapist, is humbled that patients thank him for helping them breathe. He recalls giving CPR to a 27-year-old for hours and says it's crazy to think how much of a difference he can make on someone's life.
Steve Otto, CEO, shares how everything we do at TriStar Skyline incorporates the best interests of the patient. He notes that our staff take very seriously the responsibility of treating the patient and their entire family - and do a great job by providing that holistic care.
Michele Birdsong, employee advisory group chair, says she's been at TriStar Skyline for 25 years and will stay as long as they let her. She believes the culture comes from the top down and if administration takes great care of the staff, the staff will take great care of the patients.
Dr. R. Jason Thurman, chief medical officer, reflects on wanting to pursue a music-related career path when he was younger. Now, he relates a trauma center like working with a well-conducted orchestra.
Tony Pirtle, same day surgery clinical coordinator, and his team go above and beyond to ensure patients and their loved ones feel right at home - even by planning a wedding anniversary party.
Rainetta Dotson makes her patients feel like they're right at home by ensuring that their room is clean and that the patient feels comfortable. She may not know the patients personally, but she loves each one like family.
Sherrie Jackson made a special connection with one of her patients - a fellow Cleveland Browns fan - and how that patient made an impact on her career.
Laurie Turner, chief nursing officer at TriStar Skyline, shares how the facility embraces new graduates and how our preceptors show patient-centered care.
Angela Smith shares her connect to purpose story and why she knew at seven years old that she wanted to pursue nursing.
Dr. Ben Heavrin, ER medical director at TriStar Skyline, is a fourth generation physician in his family. Hear what he loves about working at a trauma center and how he envisions our program growing.
Linda Hall was a rehabilitation patient at TriStar Skyline for a back-neck fusion. Hear Linda's story on how much of an impact our rehab team had on her teaching her how to walk again - and how much of an impact she had on us!