Health care heroes: Stepping in where needed

Health care heroes: Stepping in where needed

Across Advocate Aurora Health, team members have been redeployed into units outside of their normal function to meet the evolving needs of the organization. Many of them require training as they acquire new roles to safely care for our patients.

Two departments at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital are recognized for forging ahead through COVID-19 and assisting where their skills were most needed. The surgical services and gastrointestinal (GI) units have been asked to cross train in the inpatient nursing care, a role they haven’t served in several years.

“Our leadership team’s vision is clearer than before,” said Kathy Lim, director of operations for surgical services at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. “I have the utmost confidence in our highly engaged and committed team with sincere gratitude to move forward toward a dynamic future, post COVID-19, for our patients and each other.”

Every member of the surgical services and GI team has responded to the call of duty and despite being stretched, the strength of the team has multiplied. Our health care team members are heroes who not only wear scrubs, but also many hats requiring the use of their skills.

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Neda Veselinovic
Neda Veselinovic

Neda Veselinovic, health enews contributor, is a public affairs coordinator at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She has more than five years of public relations experience and most recently worked with clients in the travel and hospitality industries. She prefers to spend her time with a cup of coffee and a good read and always welcomes book recommendations.