National Solidarity Day For Compassionate Patient Care Was Friday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Dr. Valerie Stine, Transitional Year resident; Jill Cannon with Case Management; Dr. Patrick Aldred, TY resident; Dr. Mukta Panda, chair, Department of Medicine, and TY program director;  Dr. Jennifer Dooley, TY associate program director and Core Faculty, Department of Medicine; Dr. Carter Pelham, TY resident; and Dr. Andrea Wood, TY resident.
Dr. Valerie Stine, Transitional Year resident; Jill Cannon with Case Management; Dr. Patrick Aldred, TY resident; Dr. Mukta Panda, chair, Department of Medicine, and TY program director; Dr. Jennifer Dooley, TY associate program director and Core Faculty, Department of Medicine; Dr. Carter Pelham, TY resident; and Dr. Andrea Wood, TY resident.

The UT College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society celebrated the Fourth Annual National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care on Friday. 

Solidarity Day is a celebration initiated by the national Gold Foundation and Honor Society after the tragic shootings in Tuscon, Az., involving Congresswoman Gabriel Gifford in January 2011. Feb. 14 was the day selected to honor this day each year and the importance of compassionate and humanistic patient care. The link for more information is about Solidarity Day is http://bit.ly/1hjmHKV.

At Erlanger Health System, Solidarity Day 2014 is sponsored by the UT GHHS Chapter and the Chattanooga Transitional Year Residency Program. Thank you cards and Solidarity Day buttons were distributed to each nursing station and messages electronically emailed to all Erlanger nursing staff members, acknowledging them for all they do to provide quality compassionate care to their patients. 

GHHS Chapter leader, Dr. Mukta Panda, also chair, Department of Internal Medicine in Chattanooga and Program Director for the Transitional Year Residency in Chattanooga,” stated, “Solidarity Day gives us the opportunity to let our colleagues and healthcare providers know how much we appreciate everything they do for patients and our medical students and residents throughout the UT System and Erlanger.”

Tennessee hospitals participating in Solidarity Day included Methodist University Hospital, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, and The Regional Medical Center in Memphis; St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville; University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville; and Erlanger and Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga. 


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