Meet this coronary artery disease survivor and learn why is he so thankful he chose Lourdes Hospital for his open heart surgery.
Pastor Jeff Brasher felt exhausted while delivering his sermons at Old Pathway Church of Mayfield. In fact, he was so tired he would often have to cut his sermons short because he felt so weak.
“I had no energy,” says Jeff Brasher. “I could hardly walk when I finished preaching. I got to where I couldn’t catch my breath. While I was recovering from back surgery, I was tired but this was a different kind of tired.”
Brasher saw Mercy Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. James O’Rourke. That’s when he learned he needed open heart surgery — and fast.
“I was shocked. I thought I would just have to get stents again.”
Dr. O’Rourke performed a coronary artery bypass graft surgery, or CABG, for short. It’s a procedure used to treat coronary artery disease.
“I told Dr. O’Rourke that I would have the surgery under one condition,” states Brasher. “I asked him if he would pray over me before the surgery. He smiled and said, I pray over every patient. I had a peace then. I knew I was in good hands.”
Brasher says he could have gone anywhere for his heart care, but is so thankful he chose Lourdes and Dr. O’Rourke.
“They just took care of me,” says Brasher. “From Dr. O’Rourke’s office to the ICU staff, everyone at Lourdes made me feel like I was in a five-star hotel – I was treated like a king. I was just overwhelmed with kindness and compassion. I will never go anywhere else.”
If you are seeking this type of compassionate care, the Mercy Health team is here for you. Located in eight regions throughout Ohio and Kentucky, our team makes your health our first priority. Visit mercy.com or call 513-952-5000 today to learn more about our expert, compassionate care.