St. Luke's Media Requests
For information about St. Luke's, medical procedures or new medical
Patient Condition Reports
St. Luke's policy is to provide one-word condition reports to media
representatives. Requests must include the patient's full name. Requests
will be denied if the patient or the family have requested that no information
To receive a report during business hours (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30
p.m.), contact Melissa Burlaga at
After business hours or for weekend condition reports, call
218.249.5555 and ask for the Administrative Supervisor.
Patient One-Word Condition Reports Definitions
Good: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious
and comfortable. Indicators are favorable.
Fair: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious but
may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.
Serious: Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely
ill. Indicators are questionable.
Critical: Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be
unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.