The coronavirus pandemic is presenting unique challenges for Permanente physicians, care teams, and the communities they serve — and these obstacles are being met with a heroic response.
Over the last several weeks, an outpouring of gratitude and support for those working tirelessly on the front lines to combat COVID-19 has filled social media.
Edward Ellison, MD, executive medical director and chairman at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS, CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group, shared their appreciation for the work being done to provide high-quality patient care in an ever-changing landscape…
Not all #heroes wear capes. Thank you to ALL healthcare professionals for your tireless dedication, courage & compassion on the front lines! You inspire, heal & comfort. #COVID19 #HealthcareHeroes #MayaAngelou #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/yAh5028ie5
— Ed Ellison, MD (@EdEllisonMD) March 25, 2020
I’m incredibly proud of our team’s continued efforts to deliver high-quality care while keeping patients and staff safe. Our 20+ years of experience using #telehealth services has prepared us to stay safely connected to our patients during #COVID19. https://t.co/4CMfmx1J9n
— Richard Isaacs, MD (@DrRichardIsaacs) March 27, 2020
…inspiring tributes to Permanente physicians and care teams have popped up in many places…
— Robert Tuchler (@NY_Tuck) April 15, 2020
— PermanenteDoctors (@PermanenteDocs) April 10, 2020
…and there’s plenty of gratitude to go around for critical staff, medical and non-medical, bringing their “A game” each day…
Thankful to all the heroes @KPSanBernardino who are showing up everyday, especially all our support services that really keep the hospital running who don’t get the credit they deserve from our RNs to our janitors to all the techs, etc @PermanenteDocs @KPSCALnews #StayAtHome pic.twitter.com/aj2kGtPIxT
— Dr. Fady Mikhael (@QualityKidDOc) April 13, 2020
The faces of today’s superheroes! Drs. Annie Harrington and Susie Yeh in the COVID unit @KPOCThrive (Dr. Yeh was going in and out of covid and PUI rooms hence the mask under the PAPR). You both inspire us all! #PermanenteMedicine @PermanenteDocs #COVIDー19 #heroes pic.twitter.com/6do9xvOZ5E
— Todd Newton MD (@ToddNewtonMD1) April 1, 2020
Among the unsung heroes during this #coronavirus pandemic are the infectious disease specialists such as my @PermanenteDocs colleagues Jessica August, MD, and Shu Yang, MD, in Northern California. https://t.co/oJVkZHcwVz
— Elyse Weinstein, MD (@ElyseWeinstein) April 6, 2020
…the task at hand has taken a team effort that has brought colleagues closer together…
— Felipe Lobelo, MD PhD (@felipelobelo) April 2, 2020
It’s my day today as the physician lead in our KP SBC COVID-19 Command Center – happy to support our Med Center with these great colleagues! @KenRivers3 @AvilaKunkel @sweetlu78 @KPSanBernardino @PermanenteDocs pic.twitter.com/nqW99Q7Chu
— Mark Bai (@MarkBai10) April 9, 2020
Shoutout to Southern California Kaiser Permanente @aboutKP and @PermanenteDocs for the exemplary planning and support of physicians, employees, and patients during #COVID19. A true team effort and example of how this can be done successfully #permanenteproud
— Mercie DiGangi, DO (@DrMDDO) April 9, 2020
…and, despite the difficult times, Permanente physicians and care teams are still going out of their way to lift spirits…
Thanks for the #creativity @AMaryanneStory! Letting our patients know who we are and that we care with a smile! #hellomynameis #beyondthemask @KPSanBernardino @PermanenteDocs @aboutKP pic.twitter.com/KypZnCV8Xj
— James Tong (@KIDneysMD) April 13, 2020
— Najeh Ahmad, MD, MPH (@KPbewelldoc) April 8, 2020
“Gladdening the heart with a deep inhale and relaxed exhale.
May I be grateful for this life.
May I be grateful for all those in my life.
May I be grateful for the lessons given to me.
May I be grateful that I have the heart to serve.”
— Dawn Clark, MD (@scpmgmdwellness) April 15, 2020
…we salute the physicians, clinicians, nurses, and care staff helping to flatten the curve as we get through this together.
Thank you from @KPOCThrive to @AnaheimFire @AnaheimPD for the parade honoring our HCW yesterday at KP-Anaheim! We appreciate your support very much. @PermanenteDocs pic.twitter.com/MKedt1WwMu
— Todd Newton MD (@ToddNewtonMD1) April 10, 2020
Supporting our @KPSouthBay frontline #heroes & local farmer markets by providing grocery essentials through our hospital cafeteria! @BarbaraCarnesMD @annieruss @EdEllisonMD @ToddSachsMD @PermanenteDocs pic.twitter.com/UcQ8ARVxqI
— Ozzie Martinez (@ozzie_martinez) April 13, 2020
@KP_LAMC Good Friday morning #Gratitude Thanking ALL at our medical center for leaning in & creating miracles #StayHomeSaveLives #WashYourHands #VirtualHugsAccepted @KPSCALnews @PermanenteDocs pic.twitter.com/gxtoSZNn6s
— Jack Der-Sarkissian, MD (@DrJDS) April 10, 2020
To learn more about how Permanente physicians are addressing the coronavirus pandemic, visit the COVID-19 section of our website.