Born Here, a Holmes Regional Medical Center Unit Coordinator Follows Trade and Tradition, Set to Deliver Her Second Here
By Space Coast Daily // October 15, 2021
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When Diana Grazier and her daughter, Morgan Fox, celebrated Morgan’s 26th birthday in early October, the Health First associates enjoyed looking back on what brought them to serving the Brevard community.
Now, Diana is Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital’s Nurse Manager for the Mother and Baby unit, and Morgan is a Health Unit Coordinator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center.
Diana was in her sophomore year at the University of Northern Colorado, eagerly waiting on her acceptance letter into the school’s nursing program.
On the day she received her acceptance letter, Diana also received lab results confirming she was pregnant.
“We made the decision to finish the semester at UNC, then return home to Brevard County to be with my family as we welcomed our new baby girl on October 6, 1995, at Holmes Regional,” Diana said. “As a young unmarried woman, this was a challenging experience.”
There were some hard-to-understand situations for the young mom-to-be, including a gruff labor nurse. After Morgan was born, she was quickly whisked away so the nurses could perform their tasks.
When Diana woke up later that night and looked across the room, Morgan was finally there. “It was all so surreal. I dreamed about the day I would hold my baby for the first time and now she was here. She was amazing and perfect – I could not have been happier,” Diana said.
But after returning home and reflecting on some of the not-so-positive experiences she had during her stay, Diana decided she wanted to make a difference for future new mothers, so she went back to nursing school.
In 2001, Diana returned to Holmes Regional as a traveling nurse in the Labor and Delivery unit. She found herself sitting next to the labor nurse who took care of her during delivery and found the courage to say, “You are the reason I became a Labor and Delivery nurse.”