Post-intensive care syndrome: Escaping the nightmare after intensive care

During an unusual hailstorm outside Amarillo, Texas, Celina Montes was traveling inside a car that became crushed beneath a semi-tractor trailer. She was transported to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, where she spent 10 days in the intensive care unit (ICU) on a ventilator in critical condition. Once she was conscious, she reported vivid … Continue reading Post-intensive care syndrome: Escaping the nightmare after intensive care

After traumatic brain injury, Audrey Self tackles life in new way

Audrey Self was driving to class at Southern Methodist University (SMU) early one morning in 2013 when her car was ‘T-boned’ by a speeding driver. At that same time, Dallas Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Jerry Knorr was heading home from his shift when he witnessed the terrible wreck and called for emergency help. He … Continue reading After traumatic brain injury, Audrey Self tackles life in new way

Severe injury didn’t stop Joshua from pursuing his dreams

In May 2014, Joshua Farmer was having lunch with his friends at a fast food restaurant when, without warning, a car came crashing through the wall, pinning Joshua to a table. In shock, he was rushed by ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas where the trauma team was awaiting his arrival. Trauma surgeons … Continue reading Severe injury didn’t stop Joshua from pursuing his dreams

Trauma survivors reunite with caretakers who saved their lives

“We cannot plan for the unexpected. We cannot control the outcome. Everything we tell ourselves matters. With hard work, perseverance, patience and over time, the little things and baby steps add up to be big strides. This impacts every aspect of our lives: recovery, relationships and overall growth. So much of our outcome depends on … Continue reading Trauma survivors reunite with caretakers who saved their lives

North Dallas amputee’s return inspires health care workers

“She is absolutely the strongest woman that we have ever known.” Those are words people might reserve for a grandmother, mother, sister, wife, or close female friend whom they have known for a long time. In this case, though, those are the words that staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano used to describe … Continue reading North Dallas amputee’s return inspires health care workers

As a Baylor nurse, I support my Presbyterian hospital peers

This post was written by Rae Hannah, RN, who works in the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas neurosurgery/trauma intensive care unit. She has worked for Baylor for nearly 11 years.  Earlier this month, my colleagues and I were heartbroken to learn that one of our own was now fighting for her life against the Ebola … Continue reading As a Baylor nurse, I support my Presbyterian hospital peers