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Nurses at Corpus Christi Medical Center-Doctors Regional Unite Father and Son Facing Serious Illness

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, January 5, 2016During the holidays, 86 year old Jesus Ramon was rushed to Doctors Regional Hospital after suffering a debilitating heart attack. His son, Ray Ramon, was also admitted to Doctors Regional Hospital at the same time for the treatment of conditions related to cancer.

At first, the family decided not to tell the son about the serious nature of his father’s health. Later they decided that it would be best to unite them after learning that Jesus was facing hospice care with the possibility of a terminal diagnosis. The nursing staff placed father and son side-by-side in their hospital beds, knowing it could be their final farewell. Jesus was in and out of consciousness and when he realized that his son was next to him, he said, “Mi hijo.” There was not a dry eye in the room as father and son held hands and the family witnessed the emotional union. 

“Healing is not just about medicine, it’s about family-centered care and emotional support. Caring for all aspects of the patient is what we do,” said Jayme Burn, RN at Corpus Christi Medical Center – Doctors Regional.

“The physicians and nurses at Doctors Regional Hospital are angels from God. I am thankful for the extraordinary care I’ve received over the past several years,” said Ray Ramon.

The family released their story to a reporter in San Antonio, Texas.  To date, the story has been liked by over 89,000 people on Facebook.  For more information and to view this story, visit www.ccmedicalcenter.com or www.Facebook.com/BayAreaHospitalCorpusChristiMedicalCenter .

About Corpus Christi Medical Center

Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Corpus Christi Medical Center has been a growing part of South Texas for the past 50 years.  What began as a 26-bed facility in the early 60s has grown into a multi-campus health care system offering a full range of medical services, outstanding clinical care and superior technology. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available. The campuses of Corpus Christi Medical Center are Doctors Regional, Bay Area, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center. For more information about Corpus Christi Medical Center and the local Jason Foundation Resource Center at Bayview Behavioral Hospital, visit www.ccmedicalcenter.com.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

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