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Patient Profile: Lucas Parra and his mom, Ashlee

Lucas Parra represented MUSC Children's Hospital in DC.

Lucas, center, visits U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham with a group of family and friends in Washington, D.C.

Patients and families from children's hospitals across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., on June 26 -27 to advocate on behalf of children's health during the 14th annual Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Lucas Parra represented MUSC Children's Hospital at this special event, where he talked with members of Congress about his health journey and the importance of children’s health care. Lucas and his mom, Ashlee, recently answered a few questions about his experience in D.C. and his health journey...Continue

Posted on Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:50 PM in lucas, patient story

A sense of calm in the chaos

Baby Elizabeth

Elizabeth Springs was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect during her mother’s 20th week of pregnancy.

Mary Loyal Springs’ first pregnancy was textbook – free of complications and picture perfect in every way. She and her husband, Lash, a primary-care physician, live in Murrells Inlet and enjoyed the wonderful birth of their daughter, Margaret Edens.

She recalled that birth when she learned she was pregnant with their second child in April 2017 and wondered if things would go as easily the second time around. She was enjoying the pregnancy and feeling good when an anatomy scan at 20 weeks detected an abnormality in the baby’s heart...Continue

Posted on Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:55 PM in

An experienced, reassuring hand

Becky Dean at MUSC

Becky Dean joined MUSC in April 2015 as the RN coordinator for the Advanced Fetal Care Center.  Serving as a patient navigator for pregnant women carrying babies with complex congenital anomalies, Becky helps provide integrated and patient-focused care throughout their pregnancy and delivery. Becky recently answered a few questions about the Advanced Fetal Care Center...Continue

Posted on Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:36 PM in building details, nurse navigator

New helipad to fast-track regional care

When the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital opens next year, it will be equipped with a rooftop helipad, allowing the medical team to deliver rapid, lifesaving care to patients flown in from all over the state and beyond if necessary.  Senior Project Manager John Sion recently answered a few questions about this new amenity...Continue

Posted on Tue May 15, 2018 7:52 AM in building details

Airlift care in action

Morgan Porter underwent a heart transplant at just 3 years old. More than six years later, she recently wound up back at MUSC – this time flying by helicopter from her home in Beaufort. Her mother, Sarah, shared their family’s experience...Continue

Posted on Tue May 15, 2018 7:47 AM in morgan

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