APPs at UNC Health Care have Big Hearts
SECU Family House Dinner
On February 16, 2019, UNC CRNAs hosted a dinner at the SECU Family House in Chapel Hill. As part of celebrating CRNA week, Marcia Guine CRNA, MSN organizer of the event, thought it would be a great way to give back to the community. CRNAs and their families brought enough food to feed 55-60 people at the family house. The SECU house is a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illnesses. It serves all 100 North Carolina counties and beyond, helping them rest, heal and gather strength when they need it most.
UNC APP Provides Care to Patients around the Globe
Lili Teleki Sumney, CRNA has worked with the Department of Anesthesiology at UNC since 2010. However, in her spare time, she travels to other countries to provide patient care. In 2012, Lili flew to Nicaragua with Dr. Laurence Dahners caring for Orthopaedic patients. In 2014, Lili traveled to Rwanda for two weeks with IOWD doing Urology/Gynecology Fistula repairs. In 2018, Lili traveled to Kenya for 10 days with Kenya relief serving pediatric and adult general patients. Stay tuned to see where she ventures next!
Laura Niday, CRNA with the Department of Anesthesiology
Laura has worked with a variety of organizations including Kenya Relief in Kenya, International Organization of Women and Development in Rwanda, and the Palestinian Cleft Society in Palestine. The organization with which she most often works and the one that has a piece of her heart is Hands of Hope NC. Laura takes annual trips to the Dominican Republic to serve the people in poor areas of the country nearer to Haiti. She has cared for adults and children in a variety of specialties including GYN, General Surgery and ENT across all of these areas. Mission work brings her a greater perspective when she returns home. It helps to prepare her for adversity here in the states by teaching her to rely on her most basic assessment skills. Way to go, Laura!