Stories of Remarkable Care

Sara Robinson

As a certified healthcare architect, Sara Robinson is an expert in the many ways structural and interior design can work together in medical environments to improve the patient experience as well as the operational needs of healthcare providers.

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How Cullen Jones turned a near-death experience into Olympic gold and a lifetime of community advocacy

When Cullen Jones was 5 years old, he nearly drowned. He was at a water park with his parents, and his father suggested they go on the biggest ride there. Jones was excited, fearless, and his answer was a resounding yes.

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Meet ‘the mayor of the PICU’ at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital

On June 26, 2019, 6-year-old Cole Joseph Russell got sick. Things went from bad to worse fast, and Cole was rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital, where doctors told his parents the boy would need emergency surgery. “We knew it was very, very serious,” Cole’s mom recalled. Over the next seven months, one surgery turned in 12. Cole … Continue reading Meet ‘the mayor of the PICU’ at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital »

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‘This is stage 3 rectal cancer, and I can do this’

“I only ever went to the doctor when absolutely necessary — for vaccinations or when I was pregnant,” Judy recalls. “I was always one who felt that my health was my responsibility. I ate well. I exercised and, usually, I never got anything more than a cold.”

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Join Judy as a passionate advocate for our community needs

After 20 years without seeing a doctor, Judy Caswell visited Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center due to unexpected changes in her health. She was 53 years old and had just run a marathon with her son.

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Future RN received a boost, just when she needed it

Scholarships help nursing assistants move ahead in their careers.

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Making patients’ experiences remarkable

As we celebrate National Healthcare Week (which is the name for National Hospital Week here at Novant Health), here are a few stories we are honored to share that illustrate our team members’ compassion and commitment to teamwork and personal excellence…

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A long-standing connection

The Weisiger family recently announced a gift toward the development of the Edward I. and Agnes B. Weisiger Cancer Institute, an outpatient facility currently under construction. The Cancer Institute will be co-located with the John M. and Claudia W. Belk Heart and Vascular Institute.

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The Barometer of Medical Care

Submitted by Peninsula neighbor, David Goodman “The calling to pay forward the good fortune I received when my life was saved was an epiphany to lead by example. It became abundantly clear to me that my characterization of giving back is blending intellectual, emotional, spiritual components and frequently financial support.” During a black-tie gala in 2014, David Goodman began to feel serious discomfort in his … Continue reading The Barometer of Medical Care »

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From Friend to Guardian Angel

Leah Dillon was by Nicole’s side during two surgeries as her anesthesia CRNA at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

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