Dr. Pedro Greer speaks at the Inaugural GHHS resident induction ceremony

Dr. Pedro Greer gives his talk "Why should we (save the world)

Dr. Pedro Greer gives his talk “Why should we (save the world)”Dr. Rachel Swigris and Dr. Brittany Anderson on the steps of the Fulginetti Pavilion

 

 

 

Dr. Rachel Swigris and Dr. Brittany Anderson on the steps of the Fulginetti Pavilion
Dr. Norma Waggoner presents on "The Gold Foundation's Leadership in Influencing the Culture of Medicine"

Dr. Norma Waggoner presents on “The Gold Foundation’s Leadership in Influencing the Culture of Medicine”

(from L to R) Dr. Jessica Campbell, Dr. Carol Rumack, Dr. Pedro Greer, Dr. Brittany Anderson and  Dr. Danielle McDermott

(from L to R) Dr. Jessica Campbell, Dr. Carol Rumack, Dr. Pedro Greer, Dr. Brittany Anderson and Dr. Danielle McDermott

Celebratory dinner for the GHHS faculty planning committee

Celebratory dinner for the GHHS faculty planning committee

Dr. Kristen Stratton inducted into the GHHS resident chapter

Dr. Kristen Stratton inducted into the GHHS resident chapter

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Announcing the 2013 Colorado Gold Humanism Resident and Fellow Chapter Inductees!

47 residents and fellow were selected for induction to the Colorado Gold Humanism Resident and Fellow Chapter. These exemplary doctors were chosen based on the numbers of nominations and their response to the essay prompt “What Humanism Means to Me.” These outstanding doctors and the previous recipients of the Gold Humanism Resident and Student awards, will be recognized in the Induction Ceremony on May 17th from 2-5pm at the Fulginetti Pavilion with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jose Greer.

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2013 inductees:
Dr. Amanda Wallace– Anesthesiology
Dr. Anna Englen– Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jessica Devitt– Family Medicine
Dr. Addeleide Robinson–Family Medicine
Dr. Bridget M Shariat– Family Medicine
Dr. John Biebelhausen–Internal Medicine
Dr. Bryan Brimhall–Internal Medicine
Dr. T Ray Foley– Internal Medicine
Dr. Hannah Hall– Internal Medicine
Dr. Joseph J. Johnson– Internal Medicine
Dr. Jonathan Kurche–Internal Medicine
Dr. Christine Lin–Internal Medicine/ Pulmonary and Critical Care
Dr. Adrienne Mann–Internal Medicine
Dr. Grace Ellen Marx–Internal Medicine
Dr. Colin Moore–Internal Medicine/Hematology Oncology
Dr. Swati Patel– Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
Dr. Kristin Stratton–Internal Medicine
Dr. Mara Terras– Internal Medicine
Dr. Ryan Webb– Internal Medicine
Dr. Matthew Zipse–Internal Medicine/Cardiology
Dr. Charles Braun– Neurology
Dr. Angel Pulido–Neurology
Dr. Nicole Larrea–Ob-Gyn
Dr. Lauren May–Ob-Gyn
Dr. Gaea Moore–Ob-Gyn
Dr. Brett Davies–Ophthalmology
Dr. Eric James Lupo–Otolaryngology
Dr. Michael Messina–Orthopedics
Dr. Justin J. Mitchell–Orthopedics
Dr. Masha Abdollahi–Pathology
Dr. Leila Langston–Pathology
Dr. Austin Butterfield–Psychiatry
Dr. Scott Koski–Psychiatry
Dr. Rupinder Legha–Psychiatry
Dr. Erin Carlton– Pediatrics
Dr. Amanda Bird Gilmartin– Pediatrics
Dr. Brenda Pring–Pediatrics
Dr. Satya Sekar– Pediatrics/Neonatology
Dr. Laurie Sherlock–Pediatrics
Dr. Jason Wright–Pediatrics/Neonatology
Dr. Brian Christenson– Radiology
Dr. Joshua Adam Delavan– Radiology
Dr. Michael Kendrick–Radiology
Dr. Edward Jones– Surgery
Dr. Annie Kulungowski–Surgery
Dr. Nicole T. Townsend– Surgery
Dr. Sam Waller– Neurosurgery
Dr. Arek Wiktor–Surgery
Dr. Jessica Yu– Surgery

Grandfathered Inductees:
Dr. Kara Alexandrovic
Dr. Samuel Clark
Dr. Walter Conwell
Dr. Sarah Earle
Dr. Stephanie Gold
Dr. Stephen Hawkins
Dr. Melanie Herbert
Dr. Kaylin Klie
Dr. Austin Larson
Dr. Kari Mader
Dr. Jameson Mattingly
Dr. Madeline McBride
Dr. Natalie Nokoff
Dr. Steven Quattlebaum
Dr. Benjamin Rojas
Dr. Hayley Ross
Dr. Jonathan Schwartz
Dr. David Williams
Dr. Amy Willis
Dr. Jason Woods
Dr. Chi Zheng

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Solidarity Day Events 2013

This Solidarity Day the Univerisity of Colorado Gold Humanism Honor Society would like to say a warm and heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the nurses, residents, medical students, attendings, and other invaluable medical staff for the compassion and dedication they demonstrate on a daily basis. 

At Denver Health Hospital, Denver’s safety net hospital for the underserved, compassion and dedication are much appreciated by patients and providers. Here are a few images of some of the many humanistic providers who were recognized on February 14 2013.

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Celebrate Solidarity Day with Gratitude!

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Celebrate Solidarity Day on February 14!

University of Colorado School of Medicine Supports Compassionate Patient Care

543909_10151181605077014_1235496065_nOn February 14, 2013, University of Colorado School of Medicine will join almost 60 medical schools and institutions from across North America in taking a stand for humanism in medicine by observing the third Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care.

GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care was initiated after the 2011 shootings in Tucson, AZ to honor the humanistic actions of Randall Friese, MD, the trauma surgeon who first treated shooting victim Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  Dr. Friese said that the most important thing he did for Congresswoman Giffords in the emergency room was to take her hand and tell her that she would be cared for.

To honor that spirit of caring, the Gold Humanism Honor Society of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation created  GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care, when medical schools and healthcare institutions across

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North America create and undertake projects demonstrating the importance of empathy and compassion in patient care.

This year, University of Colorado School of Medicine Resident and Fellow Chapter will implement the first annual “Gratitude Visit Day”. We will ask all faculty, residents and students on the campus to personally recognize 1-2 of their interprofessional campus colleagues for their hard work, compassion or humanistic care. At the gratitude visit, the individual will share a heart-felt, detailed compliment describing why they believe this person has demonstrated exceptional hard work, compassion or humanistic care. They may recognize a student, resident, fellow, attending physician, nurse, PA, MA, tech, secretary, or anyone else on campus that they believe has demonstrated these qualities and behaviors and they may do so either in person or via a note. The Gratitude Visit Day is sponsored by the Resident and Fellow Chapter, advised by Drs. Britney Anderson, Jessica Campbell and Rachel Swigris.

Dr. Friese is thankful that his small action will help others understand the importance of treating patients with great empathy.  “ Like Dr. Friese, University of Colorado Denver ,  is making a difference in people’s  lives by its contribution to compassionate care on this, and every other day it is practiced, “ stated Jacqueline Mintz, Executive Director of GHHS.

For more information about GHHS Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care visit http://bit.ly/SolidarityDay2013

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The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is an international initiative of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation comprised of over 15,000 medical students, faculty and administrators recognized for practicing compassionate, patient centered care.  GHHS maintains a networked community which shares ideas, resources and support to sustain and advocate for humanism in medicine. For more information about GHHS watch http://bit.ly/GHHSvideo .

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation works to improve healing and healthcare outcomes by restoring the balance between the cutting edge science of medicine and compassionate, patient centered care.  Learn more about their work at www.humanism-in-medicine.org.

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Gold Humanism Fall Event

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