This was truly a team effort! We had an abrupting placenta accreta patient present to L&D in unstable condition necessitating an emergent ex-lap with activation of massive transfusion protocol. Dr. Manning sent up the COVID airway team (Chris and Kira) who helped me with a 4+ hour ex-lap, transfusing the patient 40+ units of products and keeping her stable. This was followed by VIR for embolization of the uterine arteries on this same patient, this time with the help of Dr. Stearns. Dr. Erskine, meanwhile, ensured that the rest of L&D continued to be cared for. Great job! – Mary Yurashevich, MD
Stacey HiltonKira Bruck, CRNA, Nate Erskine, MD (CA-1), Erin Manning, MD, Chris Nicholls, CRNA, Jason Stearns, MD (CA-3)
VIEW VIDEO: Hi, this is Miles Berger. I’d like to give a fist bump to Brian Ohlendorf for taking my call shift yesterday, this past Sunday, so I could celebrate Passover with my family. Thanks, Brian. – Miles Berger, MD
I really wanted to reach out to validate, commend, celebrate, and appreciate the hard work that Dr. Buck did on a recent call shift. He had an amazing can-do, get it done attitude that made an incredibly busy and complicated shift run incredibly smoothly. He was willing to run two ORs at the same time, both C-sections, which were incredibly surgically complicated. We also ran a stat under general and then staggered with laboring breach twins. All of this was done with a great attitude, a how can we make this better for our patients sentiment. It was truly one of the best shifts I’ve had there in a long time as far as teamwork, and a huge piece of that was Dr. Buck’s great attitude and willingness to help.
Talking with the residents, nurses and a fellow who were on call the day before me, it sounds like he had a very busy shift and similarly was incredibly helpful, had a great attitude, officially navigated running multiple ORs, and kept all of the patients safe – the whole team really appreciates his efforts as well.
I wanted to give him a shout out because he really stood out as an excellent provider. – Sarah Dotters-Katz, MD
Sachin is incredible! When he is in the CTICU at night, he offers help to the booming CTORs by helping get cases started or doing TEEs for patients. When he’s in the SICU at night, he offers help to the CTICU intensivists when they are deploying ECMO/intubating/managing a hemorrhaging patient. I have been the attending who has received this unsolicited help multiple times. His teamwork, leadership, and ability to keep an eye on the ever changing environments that we work in are simply incredible! Sachin – thank you for all of your hardwork!! – Sharon McCartney, MD
Thank you to the 14 staff members who went above and beyond by helping with a departmental direct mail campaign. They were critical to the success of deploying more than 1,000 mail pieces. We sincerely appreciate them offering their help to complete this important project! – Melinda Macalino and Stacey Hilton
Stacey HiltonKatelynne Durrant, Elizabeth Futrell, Jacole Hairston, Sarah Hill, Cynthia Hoglen, Jo Hunt, LuAnne Latta, Sarah McClaren, Audrey McGregor, Shirley Morton, Hannah Nicksick, Niccola Piscitelli, Cheryl Stetson, and Keith Woods
You both deserve a huge shoutout for the management of a complex patient. Paul, for also staying to further aid your relief, but Jess, for jumping in without hesitation. You all showed/epitomized the definition of teamwork. – Amanda Faulkner, MD
Stacey HiltonPaul Brock, CRNA and Jess Bezdziecki, CRNA