Hamilton Health Care System has been celebrating National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM) in May. NCCARM honors those who care for patients in intensive care units who make a difference every day caring for patients and families in what is often their most vulnerable moments in life. Nearly 80 percent of all Americans will suffer, or know someone who is suffering, from a life-threatening illness or injury, requiring the support of providers in an intensive care unit. Hamilton Health Care System has an intensivist program as part of its intensive care units at Hamilton Medical Center. Intensivists have advanced training and experience in treating the critically ill patient. They take a comprehensive approach to caring for ICU patients and oversee the many decisions involved in the care of a critically ill patient and coordinate the services the patient may need, including those from specialists.
In the front, from left, are Dawn Holbrook, RN; Laura Priest, RN; Emily Everett, RN; and Jolynn Crabb, NP. In the back are Brandy Salazar, ICU clinical manager; Bambi Walker, RN; Maria Deal, NP; Elwyn Clark, DO; and Jennifer Ward, RN, clinical resource nurse.