Sometimes healthcare is about more than just providing great quality care to our patients day in and day out. Oftentimes our staff members go above and beyond for patients and their families, and we think this is a pretty cool example of just that.
When thinking about the most special days of your life, the day you get to marry the love of your life ranks high on the list. The chapel, the dress, and the cake are staples of any wedding, but what if one of the most important people in your life was going to miss it? This is the dilemma one bride found herself in just days before her wedding. A few weekends ago, the mother of the bride, Mary Francis, was admitted to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge. It soon became clear that Mary would be staying at the hospital throughout the weekend and would have to miss her daughter’s special day. Thankful her mother was okay, the bride had to face the devastating news that someone so close to her would miss out on one of the most important days of her life.
OMC-BR stepped up in this family’s time of need and made the dream of the wedding day possible again. Thanks to countless staff members, this couple was able to celebrate their marriage in the hospital chapel with their entire bridal party, and yes, Ms. Mary, present. The MedSurg team helped Mary with her hair and make up and into her dress before she was wheeled to the chapel to witness her daughter get married. The OMC-BR food and nutrition staff provided food for the reception, and staff members arranged for a local florist to provide flowers for the chapel that matched the bride’s color scheme. The couple tied the knot with all of their loved ones watching, reminding us all that love is the most important staple of any wedding. Thanks to Michele Willey, Bobby Dopson, the medical-surgical team, food and nutrition, and everyone at OMC-BR who went above and beyond for this family.