Thank you, residents and interns, for all you do for one another and for your patients.
Though often under-appreciated, your work does not go unnoticed. Big or small. You make a difference.
Help us highlight the kindness, clinical judgement, resourcefulness, and work ethic.
Nominate a resident/intern for Housestaff of the month or just share something good.
August Inpatient Resident of the Month
“Sona was the best senior I could have asked for while on CCU. She is extremely kind and patient, always willing to answer questions and help the team in whatever way possible. She also took the time to teach us something every day and did so in a way that made very specialized and complex concepts easy to understand. I felt significantly more confident with her as my upper level as I knew she was always on top of everything for our patients. Overall, Sona is an amazing resident who embodies all of the qualities a physician should possess, and I am extremely grateful to have gotten to work with and learn from her.”
“Not only is she calm and systematic while managing emergencies in the CCU, but also one of the kindest humans. I was never afraid to ask questions. Sona is extremely approachable and checks in often.
Most astounding is Sona’s heart for teaching and teamwork. During our shifts, she had 5-minute teaching sessions on topics related to critical care, such as cardiac pressures. In addition, we not only learned medical knowledge, but also how to function better as teammates. Sona directed us to be helpful by pulling up images, putting in orders and updating handoffs for the other intern during rounds. This helped the work flow tremendously!
I am so inspired by Sona’s caring and efficient leadership style. I hope to never forget her team-focused approach.”
August Inpatient Intern of the Month
“Alex did an absolutely phenomenal job on Med Firm. He is a fast-learner, great communicator and antibiotics wiz! He led a particularly impressive goals of care discussion at bedside with the medicine team, patient, and patient’s family that helped the patient and family decide that they most wanted home with hospice.
During difficult call days, he held his own by rising to the challenge of admitting multiple patients at once and did so with a positive attitude that helped keep team morale high.”
“Alex was a phenomenal intern on Med Firm. Despite it only being August, I felt like he was already functioning as a new 2nd year resident and I had complete trust in him. His care plans and subsequent communication with patients were some of the best I have seen. Despite the business that firm brings to new interns, he consistently found time to teach our immersion and warm up students who also gave him much Kudos. Overall, he was amazing to work with and I look forward to watching his career in medicine flourish.”
“An unresponsive patient on hospice was coming from the ED up to the ICU, and it was apparent the patient’s POA was confused by what hospice meant, as that decision was made by the patient themselves, so the POA had made the patient full code. Alex helped clarify with the patient’s POA what hospice meant, what the wishes of the patient would be, and how best to care for this patient at the end of their life. It resulted in avoiding unnecessary hospitalization and potential unjust harm to the patient against their wishes and the conversation was done with incredible tact and care. Kudos!”
August Outpatient Resident of the Month
“A visitor’s blood sugar was checked inappropriately and because the result was 375 we had to call an ACT for this patient due to liability issues. This was right in the middle of another ACT that was called. In order to not split the focus of the ACT team, Dr D’Alessandro jumped in and assessed the visitor, presented options, and helped handle the situation.
She’s such a team player and we appreciate it so much! A huge thank you!!”
“One day on her way to work, Shelly became a first responder. Heading to Starbucks, she saw a jogger lying on the sidewalk, determined he had a thready pulse, called 911, and did CPR until EMS arrived.”