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Mending hearts through heart-to-heart conversations

In early 2000, Millie Henn’s life would change after a trip to the hospital by the advisement of a middle school nurse where she worked as a counselor at the time. After the nurse noticed Millie was anxious and her blood pressure was very high, she was taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, …

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Students with disabilities teach hospital staff valuable life lessons

Miguel Ramirez and his friend Sergio Rangel have smiles that light up a room. The two young men and their eight colleagues, all students with developmental disabilities from Garland Independent School District, frequently flash big smiles. As interns in Project SEARCH, these 10 students have spent the past eight months gaining invaluable work experience in a hospital setting, …

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Amy Culley lived life to the last

“Passionate” was the word everyone uses to describe Amy Culley. Amy was passionate about making a difference in people’s lives even following a stage IV colon cancer diagnosis in 2012. As part of Amy’s journey, she learned of Baylor Scott & White Health’s palliative care program. This program made such a huge difference to Amy and her family, …

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Patient turned volunteer brings joy to ICU

In 2009, Karen Bailey was admitted to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with a severe case of pneumonia. After weeks of additional testing, it was confirmed that she had contracted the H1N1 virus, more commonly referred to as swine flu. After spending 101 days in the hospital, Karen was finally discharged home to her …

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Kearci Smith

Nationally ranked tri-athlete inspires her patients

By profession, Kearci Smith is an exercise physiologist in The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. Outside of work, she’s a nationally ranked tri-athlete with her sights set on the 2020 Olympics. Although the two worlds seem drastically different, Smith blends them well. Her work revolves around educating and motivating patients with heart and …

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