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  • Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida Saves a 16-year-old's Life

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    Marcus Richardson, 16, was fighting for his life in the pediatrics intensive care unit. Learn more how our staff at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida showed him exceptional care from the moment he walked through our doors.

  • PFAC: Helping Patients, Families Have a Voice

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    Learn more about our PFAC initiative, where concerned parents and family members can share their voice in our healthcare system.

  • Young Cancer Patient Shares Generous Spirit with Donation

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    A young cancer patient at Golisano helps donate toys for other children who need a lift this holiday season.

  • Behind the Scenes of COVID-19: Respiratory Therapy at Lee Memorial Hospital 

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    Go behind the scenes with respiratory therapists at Lee Memorial Hospital as they battle COVID-19 and come together for support.

  • COVID-19 Behind the Scenes: Respiratory Therapy at Cape Coral Hospital (CCH)

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    Go behind the scenes with respiratory therapists at Cape Coral Hospital as they battle the pandemic and forge bonds that will last a lifetime.

  • COVID-19 Behind the Scenes: Respiratory Therapy at Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC)

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    The unsung heroes of our COVID-19 response, respiratory therapists are making a difference every day.

  • Wholehearted Patience Experience at Lee Health's Shipley Cardiothoracic Center

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    Don Grondin's consultation at Lee Health's Shipley Cardiothoracic Center discovered why he mysteriously had difficulties breathing. Learn more how Shipley gave him more time with his grandkids.

  • Employee Health Supports Our Fearless Frontline Workers

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    Frontline workers continue to face challenges every day during COVID-19. So we want to highlight our special Employee Health team, who help staff members stay safe.

  • Addie Celebrates End of Chemotherapy

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    Young Addie's journey was long and hard, but she made it through with help from her family, positive attitude, and the staff at Golisano Children's Hospital.

  • Cancer Fighter Brings Joy to Patients at Golisano

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    Knowing what the holidays can feel like while being confined to a hospital room, Adyn and his sister Abby have set out for the second year in a row to bring some joy to the children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

  • Jaxson Celebrates the End of Chemotherapy

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    Jaxson recently celebrated the end of chemotherapy treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

  • Princess Sophia Rings the Bell

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    Sophia recently celebrated the end of inpatient chemotherapy to treat stage 4 Wilms Tumor.

  • Respiratory Therapists: Fighting on the Frontlines of COVID-19

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    The Respiratory Therapy team serves critical roles at all of our hospitals. Throughout the struggle of COVID-19, their persistence and passion has never wavered.

  • Sarai Celebrates Being Cancer Free

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    Sarai is officially cancer-free, surrounded by her family, friends and her care team at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

  • 17-year-old Athlete Saved with CPR and AED

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    “My child's heart stopped that day on the court — he could have died in my arms. Derrick is alive thanks to heroes trained in CPR and the use of an AED.”

  • Ironman Alex Donates More Than 3,000 Toys

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    Alex Meyer is currently battling inoperable brain cancer, and every day he is proving himself to be a real life superhero. It all started with Alex’s dream of giving back to other children who are fighting battles just like him.

  • FGCU Student: Here's How COVID-19 Has Affected Senior Year, Internship

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    When Hannah began interviewing for a marketing internship at Lee Health in late February, she had no idea that within a matter of a few weeks our lives were going to be turned upside down.

  • Two-Year-Old Finishes Inpatient Chemotherapy Treatments

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    This little girl brought smiles to everyone on the 5th floor of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Avery, who’s only 2 years old, finally got to ring the bell, signaling the end of almost nine months of inpatient chemo treatments for leukemia.

  • Medical Progressive Care Unit (MPCU) Gives Back to Leader Beth Thacker

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    Beth Thacker, BN, MSN, leads the Medical Progressive Care Unit (MPCU) that assumed the responsibility for COVID-19 patients early on in the pandemic at Gulf Coast Medical Center (GCMC). When she presented the idea that her team would care for some of the most critically ill patients in the hospital, they did not hesitate to jump in to save their lives.

  • High School Senior Encourages Proper COVID-19 Protocols Among Teenagers

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    Anna Sofia Diaz is working to ensure that our younger community members know the value of doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus through proper mask wearing and social distancing.

  • Dorian Brings Smiles to Golisano

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    Dorian loves meeting new friends at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida! Dorian frequently visits the pediatric intensive care unit, and he is always excited to snuggle and spend time making patients smile.

  • Fort Myers Fashion Designer Makes Monthly Donations to Breast Cancer Patients

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    Galen Magee, a Fort Myers fashion designer, has been donating custom-made robes to breast cancer patients at the Regional Cancer Center (RCC) each month for over three years.