Health Briefs

October 24, 2019
Hospital staff lining the hall to pay respects to Paula Swain

Paying tribute to a special organ donor

Hospital staff lined the hallways of Palmdale Regional Medical Center last summer in an “honor walk” for organ donor and respiratory therapist Paula Swain. An honor walk is the final walk that a family takes together as a patient is moved at the end of life from their room to the operating room to become an organ donor. A Donate Life flag was also raised at the hospital for Swain, as her brother, Brent Swain, looked on. “She would have been thrilled to see all this,” he said. “She always wanted to just help others.”

Honored to serve as volunteer home builders

Team at Homes 4 Families

In recognition of Military Appreciation Month in May, and again in September, a team from Palmdale Regional Medical Center participated in a building project with Homes 4 Families to build a new neighborhood in Palmdale for armed forces veterans and their families. This photo above is from the beginning phase of the project – the first of its kind in the Antelope Valley!