28 Feb: The Advancements of Family-Centered Care

Today’s show features two very special Guests — Michelle Steltzer is a nurse and the sister of a Heart Warrior born with a single ventricle heart in the 1970s. Susan Romanesko is Michelle and Greg’s mother. She talks with Anna about what it was like to give birth to a Heart Warrior in the 1970s, and how, as an infant and even into adulthood, medical technology and treatments seemed to be just a step ahead of where her son, Greg, needed to be in order to save her son’s life. Michelle also shares important observations with Anna about the trends she sees in family-centered care centers and why families have needed to become a more vital part of any care plan for a child with a congenital heart defect, especially for those born with complex contenital heart defects.

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