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February
2024
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Video: Getting to Know Dr. Kimberly Iafolla

Summary

“I love this company. I wake up every day happy to work for Envision.” Learn more about Dr. Iafolla as she shares the joy she feels in providing patient care. 

Below we chat with Dr. Kimberly Iafolla on her time at Envision, what her favorite Envision value is and a memorable patient encounter.

How long have you been with Envision? 

Six years.

What is your role at Envision, and how do you make an impact? 

I am the Women’s and Children's Envoy Ambassador Regional Medical Director. I care for patients at most of the hospitals nationwide that Envision Neonatology serves.  

What is your favorite Envision value? 

My favorite value is Inspire Joy. I want my team to love their jobs as much as I love mine. If you love what you do, every day is a joyful one.

What has been one of the most memorable patient encounters during your career?

There are so many stories I could tell because I travel to multiple sites and I am often a fresh pair of eyes for the babies. When I help care for them, sometimes, it seems like I was meant to be there. 

I once was at a delivery where the baby got stuck coming out and needed a lot of help getting her heart started. There was a therapy that is often used to help improve neurological outcomes in babies like this, but the local Level 4 hospital was inclined to turn her down because of how early she was born. I kept reminding them she met their criteria by three minutes since she was born after midnight. The Level 4 finally accepted her, and she got the therapy. I heard later that when she went home a few weeks after, she appeared to be totally normal neurologically.

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