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Caregivers save mom & baby after rare childbirth emergency: amniotic fluid embolism

A sense of impending doom is how Kristi Weaver, DO, describes what could be a potential warning sign of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – a rare but life-threatening condition that most commonly occurs during labor and delivery. “Amniotic fluid embolism is when some of the amniotic fluid from inside of the uterus gets into the…
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Caregivers help grant terminally ill patient’s wish to be baptized

Elise Manning, director of therapy services at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Va., said “there wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” after honoring a patient’s wish to be baptized before entering hospice care at his home. Manning and her team had treated the patient since May 28, when his body began to decline and…
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Nurses bring prom to hospital for dad-daughter dance

“Dances are something the whole Moran family gets into, especially senior prom,” said Jenn Moran, whose husband, Dan, was hospitalized before their youngest daughter, Mady’s, big night. “This year, one really important person couldn’t be there to watch Mady leave for the dance or embarrass her at pictures with the neighborhood.” Dan Moran was admitted…
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Memorial Hospital creates daily safety huddle

Safety comes first – and, in a hospital setting, it’s everyone’s responsibility. And so, inside every HCA Healthcare doorway, people are working to ensure that our systems approach to safety is performing optimally – take affiliate Memorial Hospital, for example. When Bradley S. Talbert joined the Memorial Hospital family as chief executive officer and president…
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24-year-old bounces back after traumatic brain injury

“All he did was put me back together,” 24-year-old Andrew Miller told The Florida Times-Union of neurosurgeon Stephen Scibelli, MD, of Memorial Hospital. Miller spent more than a month in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the HCA Healthcare affiliate in Jacksonville, after he suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a motorcycle crash last…
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