Being an RN at Roper St. Francis Healthcare runs in the family. Jennette Albayalde knew in kindergarten that she wanted to be a nurse when her mother came home wearing her nursing cap.
During Sam’s annual checkup, his primary care doctor discovered that he had a heart murmur. “No, I don’t think so,” Sam told his doctor. He felt fine. Later confirmed by an echocardiogram, Sam was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. It wasn’t long before he had his first symptoms while on a hike
Jamal’s life was at risk. Severely diabetic, and unable to lose weight through traditional methods, this former college linebacker had to make a life-changing decision. In two years, Jamal lost 240 pounds and regained an active lifestyle though successful bariatric surgery with Roper St. Francis’s Dr. Kenneth Mitchell. Hear his story:
Paula knew that, as a smoker, she was at risk for cancer, but didn’t know there was a simple screening that can help detect lung cancer early, when it’s still treatable. Fortunately her primary care doctor did, and recommended she get a CT lung scan.
For years and years, Shelley tried to lose weight but traditional methods weren’t working for her. Finally, she successfully lost 100 pounds and became a healthier person with weight loss surgery. Hear her story:
Karen Rowe was a healthy, active mother of three, with no risk factors or family history of breast cancer. Like lots of busy women, she was behind on her mammogram, and then felt a lump.
Everything was going well with Jenny’s pregnancy when she went to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital for routine monitoring of her twin boys.