The patients in OCH Regional Medical Centerâ€™s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program have a nickname for the nurse in charge, Elizabeth Varco. They call her the â€śmother hen.â€ť
John Fondren said he became Varcoâ€™s patient about five weeks ago after having a heart valve replaced. He said he had been exercising at the OCH HealthPlex that houses Varcoâ€™s program before becoming her patient, so the two already knew each other, and he knew the nickname had been in place for some time. Having grown up on a farm himself, he said he had seen the way mother hens protect their chicks from any threats, and he found the nickname appropriate.
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