National Solidarity Day: 2/14/14 Friday, February 14, 2014
The UT College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is participating in the 4th Annual National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care, Friday, February 14, 2014.
(Pictured are Dr. Valerie Stine, TY Resident; Jill Cannon with Case Management; Dr. Patrick Aldred, TY Resident; Dr. Mukta Panda, Chair, Department of Medicine, & TY Program Director; Dr. Jennifer Dooley, TY Associate Program Director and Core Faculty, Department of Medicine; Dr. Carter Pelham, TY Resident; and Dr. Andrea Wood, TY Resident)
What is Solidarity Day? A celebration initiated by the national Gold Foundation and Honor Society after the tragic shootings in Tuscon, Arizona, involving Congresswoman Gabriel Gifford in January 2011. February 14 was the day selected to honor this day each year and the importance of compassionate and humanistic patient care. Link for more information: http://humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/ghhs/national_day_of_solidarity_for_compassionate_patient_care
Solidarity Day 2014 sponsors: The UT GHHS Chapter and the Chattanooga Transitional Year Residency Program
Solidarity Day Activity 2014: Thank you cards (paper and in electronic format) and Solidarity buttons from our GHHS Chapter to each nursing station at our UT-affiliated hospitals acknowledging them for all they (and you) do to provide quality compassionate care to their patients: Methodist University Hospital, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, and The Regional Medical Center in Memphis; St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville; University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville; and Erlanger and Children's in Chattanooga. Our GHHS members and Transitional Year Residents in Chattanooga electronically signed the cards with a few special messages. The thank you cards and buttons were sent to Nursing Administration Office at each hospital so they can be distributed to each nursing station and were electronically emailed to all nursing staff at each facility.
Erlanger and the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga want all of our colleagues and healthcare providers to know how much we appreciate all you do for your patients and for our medical students and residents throughout the UT System.
Our GHHS Chapter leader, Dr. Mukta Panda (also Chair, Department of Internal Medicine in Chattanooga and Program Director for the Transitional Year Residency in Chattanooga), and I want to sincerely thank you for all you do. You are the hands of compassion for our patients and important teachers and role models for our medical students and residents.
Thank you so much!
Pamela D. ScottDirector, Graduate and Medical Student EducationAdministrative Liaison for the UT GHHS ChapterUT College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health SystemEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (423) 778-7442
Regular Schedule: 2/14/2014 Thursday, February 13, 2014
(Posted at 10 PM, February 13, 2014) --
UTC will operate regular hours Friday, February 14, 2014, so the Dean's Office and Medical Students should report at their usual times tomorrow, February 14.
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