Antoinette Essex, mom to Chase
No one likes being in the hospital, but it’s even scarier when it feels like a second home. Listen to this personal account of how one mother navigated the health system to protect her child from infections following a tragic accident that required repeated lengthy hospital stays.
Toni Essex is a mother whose three-year-old son suffered from infections while he was hospitalized for surgeries for a decade following an experience swallowing lye-based drain cleaner. Her compelling story points out the important role of infection prevention and control in protecting patients, especially during complex medical procedures.
Hannah Andrews and Silvia Quevedo
“You shouldn’t go to the doctor or the hospital and get sicker .”