Lydia Chang, MD, associate professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and Heath Patel, MD, a third-year fellow, traveled to UNC Rockingham on Saturday, Nov 11, with a team of critical care providers, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists. The team met with the UNCR Emergency Department and ICU/Medical team to provide education on tools to use when caring for critically ill COVID and other critically ill patients. Steven Eblin, UNC Rockingham Health Care President and CEO, called the team “Medical Center Rock Stars.”
“On behalf of UNC Rockingham and the communities we serve, let me offer our sincere thanks for giving us your time and expertise. What you did and the way you did it is truly amazing and inspiring,” Eblin expressed in an email to UNC Medical Center and the team.
“Not only was the Med Center team informative, they were collaborative, collegial, and possibly the best example of ONE GREAT TEAM I have seen. Just the fact that they chose to give up their Saturday to help team members at a smaller entity speaks volumes.
“Being part of UNC Health is a true blessing and privilege to those of us at UNC Rockingham in so many ways. What I saw and heard about Saturday might be the best example I’ve seen yet.”
In addition to Drs. Patel and Chang, the team included Mary Kime, PhD, RN, Honey Jones DNP, ACNP, Kai Moreb ACNP, Alan Fanning PhD, RN, Sonia Lopez, RN, Thomas Devlin BS, RRT-ACCS, John Ross BSRT, RRT, RCP, and Stacy Campbell-Bright PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP.
Billy Fischer, MD, associate professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine, helped to plan and organize the event.