Saving Lives, Four Letters at a Time

Two patients share an unbreakable bond thanks to the advanced technology and expertise at UF Health Jacksonville

By Bonnie Steiner

What is ECMO?

alt Luis Rios Jr., MD, (left) and Brandon (right) are grateful to the UF Health Jacksonville TraumaOne team and ECMO for saving their lives.

An unexpected emergency

qlt Dr. Brian Yorkgitis, UF Health TraumaOne surgeon, helped save Brandon’s life while in the intensive care unit.
alt The Taylor family is all smiles and thankful to be together each day.

Saving a lifesaver

alt Luis Rios Jr., MD, was the 12th patient and first faculty physician at UF Health Jacksonville to be placed on ECMO.
alt Once discharged from the intensive care unit, Luis exited to a plethora of colleagues cheering him on.

The future of ECMO

A Night for Heroes 2020: Brandon Taylor and Luis Rios