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Why I love being a nurse: 5 RNs share what nursing means to them

Nurses are many things—our caregivers, our advocates, our hand-holders, our cheerleaders and bedside companions. Our unshakable guardian angels. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a nurse’s loving, expert care, you know firsthand how a simple vitals check and a smile can make a world of difference on a dark day.  To the nurses …

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Training the doctors of tomorrow: How I became a “pretend patient”

Growing up in Northern California, I had my heart set on Hollywood: acting for the camera in big-budget films and on the stage before sold-out theaters—all with a dash of fame, though not too much. Sounds reasonable, right? Truth be told, what I truly loved and desired was the impact of performance. How a properly …

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Meet the opera singing nurse who comforts patients with her voice

From singing in musical productions to caring for patients in the operating room — meet Christine Giammona, BSN, RN, CNOR. When she was only 2 years old, Christine sang her first solo in a church Christmas program. Deemed her “gift” by family and friends, singing came naturally to Christine — a talent she has worked …

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Physician launches care package program for COVID-19 patients and staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of healthcare, both inside the hospital and out. As the virus began to necessitate restrictions on hospital visitor policies, one physician was troubled by the thought of patients spending their days alone in a hospital bed without the support of their loved ones. Inspired to help, she took …

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Women in Medicine: How this surgeon is inspiring the next generation of doctors

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. Today she lives out her calling as a general surgeon, but Dr. Elizabeth Papaila’s path into medicine took a few twists and turns along the way. “I worked hard …

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Women in Medicine: 19-year breast cancer survivor fights for early detection

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. As a child, Elizabeth Jekot, MD, was always mesmerized by puzzles. It’s that thrill of solving puzzles that first drew her to the field of diagnostic radiology — the …

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Women in Medicine: Empowering strong women at home and abroad

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women to live healthy lives. If you ask Tiffany Jackson, MD, who has inspired her most in life, she has an easy answer — her grandmother. Growing up around strong women, she knew she …

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Doctor’s Office: A visit with Michael Ramsay

As it should be, a visit to the doctor is all about you, when the physician leads the question-asking. “Doctor’s Office” turns the tables so we can get to know our Baylor Scott & White Health doctors better — as people. The doctor Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, is chairman of the department of anesthesiology and pain …

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Doctor’s Office: A visit with Giuliano Testa

As it should be, a visit to the doctor is all about you, when the physician leads the question-asking. “Doctor’s Office” turns the tables so we can get to know our Baylor Scott & White Health doctors better — as people. About the doctor Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA, is chief of abdominal transplant at …

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The Singing Nurse: How music became part of my medicine

Around Baylor University Medical Center, they call me “the Singing Nurse.” You may have heard my voice floating through the hospital atrium, or my humming filling the hallways as I weave in and out of patient rooms. Music has always been woven deeply inside me. From the earliest time I can remember, I have had …

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