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Labor & Delivery tech fosters drug addicted baby

When one baby in Orange Park Medical Center’s care wailed in pain, a telling symptom of drug withdrawal or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), it was Donna Hightower who could comfort him. The labor and delivery operating room technician took it a step further: she fostered the then five-week-old baby boy and one of the smallest…
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Neonatal transport team gives lifeline to premature babies

“We have to transfer your baby to another hospital.” Those are the last words any parent, especially those of premature babies, want to hear. The emotional toll of a preterm birth, coupled with the idea of being separated from their hours-old newborn, can be a stressful experience for new parents. But take heart: the lifeline…
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St. Mark’s among nation’s first to perform robotic assistant spinal fusions

A new surgical tool combined with experienced orthopedic surgeons can significantly improve life for patients who have been debilitated by back pain, says St. Mark’s Hospital interim CEO Bryan McKinley of the hospital’s new robotic guided system with first of its kind technology for spine surgery. The HCA Healthcare affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah…
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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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A veteran’s story: From Navy Corpsman to nurse to Medal of Honor recipient

Bob Ingram, a military veteran and registered nurse with Memorial Family Medicine in Jacksonville, said that if you study the word ‘courage,’ you’ll find it’s a conscious decision, made moment by moment, to do the right thing. Ingram, a modest man, wasn’t talking about himself – though he fits the description to a T. He…
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