The Critical Care team at Southern Ocean Medical Center is going above and beyond to take care of the influx of patients and each other. The Critical Care COVID Unit is staffed with team members from all areas of the hospital including the Critical Care, Endoscopy, Emergency Room, Interventional Radiology/Central Venus Line Placement and Operating Room Units.
Team member, Theresa Marty, wanted to give a show of thanks to all her fellow team members by creating a Tree of Hands, bringing together their spirit of co-operation and teamwork using the helping hand prints of the students at Hackensack Meridian Early Childhood Education Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The message of “Hand in Hand We Come Together” in the Tree of Hands is the timeless reminder that we can overcome anything if we work together. Assisting in this collaborative effort are team members: Lisa Schepis-Ormsbee, Gail Minnis, Kim Kotoff, Bevery Poyner, Debbie Loessel Martinez, Martha Melton, Lauren Stahle, Kristen Aberin and Andrea Morgan. The hand prints are from the following classes: Toddlers B, Young Toddlers 1 and 2 , Two’s, Two A, and Two B.
Members of the Palisades Medical Center Clostridioides Difficile Prevention Team, Doreen McSharry, CIC,CHSP, and Rose Lee, Pharm.D, are sending a shout out to the Hackensack Meridian Health Healthcare Heroes. They are holding hand sanitizer that was donated by International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), who has suspended their flavors and fragrance production and redirected their efforts to making hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 crisis.
Susan Sable, Technical Supervisor for the Core Microbiology Laboratory at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, is getting ready to run another test for COVID-19 in the Abbott M2000. The Abbott Real-Time PCR instrument can run 94 patient samples and 2 controls, at maximum capacity 96. The turnaround time from start to finish is approximately 7 to 8 hours. After working weeks of extended hours validating the equipment and test, the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Microbiology Laboratory received approval to start testing on March 31, 2020. Thank you, Susan and the Microbiology Team for “making it happen!”