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.
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.
“Francis is on med firm caring for one of our sick IBD patients that got transferred from OSH for further care. He has gone above and beyond to coordinate this patient’s care, and I am so impressed/thankful to him. I wish every physician was as diligent about patient advocacy and care coordination as he is. Even from other interactions I have had, he is so easy to communicate with, kind to consultants and patients and humbly cares for patients regularly. With this particular patient, our team requested that they try to expedite TTE because it will affect what biologic we can use. He was able to coordinate TTE same day by explaining to CDL the reasoning for why we need it urgently and was able to coordinate it and the patient’s endoscopy with ease. This patient is very sick and has been awaiting transfer for a week and somehow he was able to coordinate everything we asked for in less than 24 hours after arrival to Barnes. He is truly a stellar resident and deserves credit for his consistent hard work.”
“Ryan was a phenomenal intern on VA Firm. Despite it only being August, I felt like he was already functioning as a new 2nd year resident. I had complete trust and confidence in him. His care plans and communication with patients were some of the best I have seen. Despite how busy the VA got, he remained calm, and he consistently found time to help medical students to the best of his abilities. His medical knowledge is superb, and his efficiency is astounding. I look forward to watching his career in medicine prosper.”
“I am nominating Scott for going the extra mile for a patient he saw in AMBJAR this month. This patient had a recent complicated hospitalization and was presenting to clinic concerns likely requiring hospital-level care. The situation was complicated by several social determinants of health including homelessness and distrust of the medical system. He adeptly weighed all the factors and worked to come up with a plan that the patient was in agreement with, demonstrating respect for the patient’s autonomy even when it went against what was the most medically advisable. He called multiple emergency contacts to convey critical results and facilitate getting the patient to another hospital, and then followed the medical record and contacted the OSH hospitalist with our culture results/susceptibilities in order to expedite getting the patient on the right antibiotics (likely 48 hours before this would have happened otherwise). He demonstrated compassion, respect and patient-centeredness, and worked to ensure this patient got excellent care in spite of many factors working against him. For this dedication to this patient (and many others) he deserves to be recognized as outpatient resident of the month.”
“Dr. Anderson did a fantastic job providing empathetic, thoughtful, and patient-centered care late into the clinic day when caring for a patient with complex psychiatric needs.”
“I am nominating this resident for Outpatient Resident of the Month for his excellent diagnostic skills and coordination of patient care. He saw a patient in AMBJAR who had recently presented to the ED as a Code Stroke for facial droop and slurred speech, but when stroke work-up was negative, she was discharged home. She then presented to AMBJAR with a chief complaint of “back spasms.” He was able to tease out of her history that she was actually having worsening neck weakness over the course of the day, along with ptosis and dysarthria, and decided that the most likely diagnosis was myasthenia gravis. When he suggested that the patient be directly admitted for expedited work-up, the patient was initially hesitant. But this resident was able to establish enough rapport with the patient that she agreed, and he skillfully coordinated her direct admission. The patient is now on the Neurology service with a presumed diagnosis of myasthenia gravis and has undergone 3 sessions of PLEX! this resident should be recognized as a fantastic diagnostician and patient advocate.”
“Kudos from behavioral health support team: Dr. Tang’s technique is that of empathy, patience, understanding of language acquisition and the need to be thorough not only in medicine, but also in language. We are a small but mighty team and we therefore work with many professionals across the circle of St. Louis. It is rare to locate someone such as Dr. Tang, which is why I’m reaching out. In Deaf culture, when one person finds a bargain or some amazing information, they tend to pass it on to others. I feel that way about this doctor; he is an excellent person to be working with the Deaf population and I highly recommend him to continue. In Behavioral Health we call ‘praise’ CREST, so whatever your department uses, please give him a High 5!”
Catherine Wegner Wippel
Kudos: Eric Mittauer, Sanjay Palat, Rehan Rais, Sarah Addison, Sierra Vohsen
This was a great group of residents who worked hard, took excellent care of patients and functioned well as a team. It was a pleasure to work with them. I want to recognize the great job they did, kudos are much deserved!