The general surgery department ran out of buttons! We had so many people to celebrate, it was great to see how much people appreciated it. Several residents were almost in disbelief one of their peers felt so strongly to recognize them. There is a lot of Gold Humanism spirit out there, and Solidarity Day allowed that spirit to have the spotlight.
Bill Johnston, with Denver Health’s paramedic division is among the most dedicated, compassionate providers I have met in my career. He views his job as trying to make someone’s day a little better. Sometimes it is resuscitating them. More often it is offering pain or nausea medicine.
Dr. Thomas Dunn provides excellent care on the psychiatric consultation service at Denver Health Hospital. He is always willing to go the extra mile for patients and staff and provides invaluable education for all who request his services. He is a treasure for the Denver Health community.
At University Hospital, Linda Gunnison head Respiratory Therapist for home health services, works long hours for the benefit of her patients, often being required to navigate significant administrative hurdles, particularly for patients with minimal resources, and often on tight schedules. Somehow, in spite of often discourteous requests from housestaff expecting the impossible, she is able to make the impossible happen – and patients who need oxygen for home, travel, or transport, are able to get the oxygen they need. She is consistently respectful, helpful, and supportive of patients and her fellow providers. She is always available to help when required. She daily performs acts of compassion by the way she cares for her patients.
Henry Salzman is the heart of Denver Health Hospital and has worked here in numerous settings for over 20 years. Henry is well known for his compassionate heart and big bear hugs and is beloved by staff and patients alike. Now, as the right hand man for the renal service, he goes the extra mile for denver health’s undocumented dialysis patients and always with a smile!
Dr. Julie Taub is the kind of doctor who will advocate tirelessly for her patients. Just the other day she spent hours and pulled strings to get a much needed medical procedure for a deserving underserved patient on the emergent dialysis service at Denver Health Hospital. She is the kind of doctor who inspires advocacy and excellence in others and the Denver Health Hospitalist group and patients benefit daily from her service!
Dr. Jessica Campbell is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Colorado Denver and Denver Health Hospital.
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