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Published on September 13, 2019

Sculpture Honoring Longtime Maternity Nurse Rededicated

Rocking Chair Covered
Rocking Chair Unveiled
Jim Galluci and Sarah Bean
Rocking Chair group photo

A refurbished sculpture with a timeless message was rededicated at Moses Cone Hospital. The sculpture honors Sarah Bean, RN. Bean admitted the first baby to Women’s Hospital when the facility opened in 1990.

Sue Pedaline, RN, chief nursing officer, Women’s Hospital and vice president, Cone Health Maternal-Child Services, and Jim Galluci, the artist who created it, where among those gathered for the rededication.

Bean worked as a nurse in the hospital nursery and had a habit of rocking newborns when ever she had a moment. It has been said, she rocked half the babies born in Greensboro during her career at Cone Health.

The refurbished sculpture was moved from Women’s Hospital to the Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Hospital. There it will serve, not only as a reminder of Bean, but as a symbol of the dedication of all staff who will care for patients in the new facility on Feb. 23.

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