Lubbock Says Goodbye to Beloved Pediatrician - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/17/06

Lubbock Says Goodbye to Beloved Pediatrician

Thousands across the South Plains said good bye to a very influential person Saturday night.

Covenant Health Systems hosted a goodbye celebration for Dr. John Iacuone. Dr. Iacuone is a pediatrician and is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Covenant Children's Hospital. During Dr. Iacuone's 28 years in Lubbock he's treated 8,000 patients. He says Lubbock has been great to him and today's event was a bitter-sweet moment.

"The people in Lubbock have just opened their hearts and arms to me and it's been a privilege to serve this community for all these years and it's always going to be in my heart," said Dr. Iacuone. "Everything a doctor does is really about relationships and creating those bonds and that's what makes it all worth while for me and it's been worth while for me," he adds.

Dr. Iacuone will head to Fort Myers, Florida where he'll serve as Executive Director for the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

get more- Web Enhanced
Look Before You Leave Reminder
Click here to print out your own Look Before You Leave reminder to hang in your car. (Acrobat is required for you to open this file.)

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:51 AM EST2017-11-22 06:51:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:02 PM EST2017-11-23 00:02:59 GMT

    Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

    Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among the doctor's victims.

  • Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-11-22 07:11:49 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-11-22 23:43:00 GMT

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

  • Mild weather on Thanksgiving, record temps possible Friday

    Mild weather on Thanksgiving, record temps possible Friday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:38 PM EST2017-11-22 23:38:00 GMT
    Source: KCBD GraphicSource: KCBD Graphic

    High pressure will dominate our weather pattern for the next couple of days, bringing temperatures well above average and near record levels leading in to the weekend.

    High pressure will dominate our weather pattern for the next couple of days, bringing temperatures well above average and near record levels leading in to the weekend.

Powered by Frankly