Isabel Rivero, RN, BSN, brings a unique perspective to her work at the Schatzi and Stanley Kassal Project: Newborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holtz Children’s Hospital. She and her identical twin, Viviana, spent the first few months of their lives there, decades ago.
Born prematurely, Isabel and Viviana have been close for as long as they can remember – and it’s a bond so important to Isabel that she was motivated to help others facing similar circumstances.
“I make a difference to families I meet in the NICU, because I’m a real-life success story for parents,” Isabel said. “Of course, my work is challenging, but I also know that the bonds I forge are just as important as the care we give our tiny patients.”
Aug. 1994 Medical Firsts
Florida’s First Intestinal Transplant. Link opens story page.
In August 1994, 4-year- old Natasha Yousuf became the first person in the southeastern United States to receive an intestinal transplant.Explore in story page.
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Middle School Assistant Principal Receives New Heart. Link opens story page.
After years of battling cardiomyopathy, Erika Carter-Rolle finally received a lifesaving heart transplant.Explore in story page.
Feb. 2018 Employee Stories
Jackson, My Second Home. Link opens story page.
I joined the Jackson family in April 2000 as a clerk stenographer in Corrections Health Services. At the time, my aunt, who was part of the organization in 1988 and came back in 1998, suggested I apply because she thought I would be great for the position.Explore in story page.