Posted: Thursday, August 29th 2013 at 1:36pm
Patient married in NGMC chapel
By Derreck Booth Editor
GAINESVILLE - Nurses usually care for patients, but this week they pulled double duty as wedding planners at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Nursing staff and other hospital staffers pulled together the ceremony for one of their patients over a 48-hour window this week.
The special bride, Laura James, was supposed to get married earlier this month, but complications with her pregnancy landed her in the hospital.
According to the hospital, James and Brad Stansbury were married Wednesday in the Dawn McKibbon Memorial Chapel.
The scramble to plan the ceremony got underway one one of James' nurses, Liz Griffin, learned the pregnancy complications had ruined the couple's wedding plans. Griffin got with other hospital staff. The rest is history.
“I can’t say how much I love these nurses. They are like an extended family. Even nurses who were off-duty came back to the hospital to celebrate my wedding day with me. I have felt nothing but comfortable and cared for at NGMC," James-Stansbury told the hospital.
Family and friends gathered for the wedding. Hall County Probate Court Judge Patty Walters Laine performed the ceremony. Laura’s 5 year-old son, Jayden, was ring bearer.
Sylvia Betterton, RN, Labor and Delivery, said Laura was wheeled into the chapel, got married and had a quick reception before returning to bedrest.
As far as her unborn baby, hospital officials said Laura is expected to be induced next week.
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