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Staff Feature Craig Myers

Craig Myers

Craig Myers was raised on a small farm in Columbia, Illinois, where he and his three siblings kept his parents busy and entertained.

He had a love of photography from a young age, attending photo shoots at a studio with his uncle who worked for an ad agency. After some time, Myers shared his portfolio with that local photography studio and started working there the next week.

While out on a photo shoot at St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Bone Marrow Unit, he instantly fell in love with the children there, drastically changing his career path. How could he not walk away changed by people affected by cancer?

After that, Myers applied to work at SLCH as a patient care associate. Over the next 30 years, he transitioned to different positions at the hospital and Department of Pediatrics. Now, he is a pediatric fetal cardiac sonographer and is beloved and respected by his patients and co-workers.

Below is an account from one of Myers’ co-workers during his time on the Hematology/Oncology floor.

Craig was amazing with the patients and families while they faced some of their most difficult days. He created bonds with these families that will last a lifetime. One patient in particular stands out in my mind. Facing a cancer diagnosis is difficult but for a teenage girl it is devastating for so many different reasons. Craig would always put a smile on her face.  they would tease each other while surprise attacking with the alcohol spray foam. He would sit and talk with mom and grandma when they were feeling overly stressed, not letting on that he was crazy busy with other patients.  He had the pleasure and opportunity to take her engagement photos a few years later, not knowing how precious these photos would be to the family as she passed away from her cancer two years after.
Craig is highly respected by staff for his willingness to go out of his way to do what is right for families and patients.  

Mary Beck, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Neuro-oncology