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Allie and Teresa adapting to work in their area during a pandemic

Heroes at Work: Adapting Processes in a Time of Need

May 13, 2020

While some Augusta Health employees have been redeployed to new departments or roles at Augusta Health, many have stayed in their home departments. They perform vital tasks still needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but most processes and procedures have been adapted to help manage and reduce the spread of the virus. Even the routine has been revised. Allie Armstrong Allie Armstrong, a Medical Laboratory Scientist, has worked in the Augusta Health hospital laboratory for two years. The laboratory has several departments--chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, microbiology, and a blood bank. As a...Continue Reading

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Salute to Nurses: A Year of Celebration became one of Exemplification

May 5, 2020

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse—a time to celebrate and recognize the work of all nurses, often in challenging conditions, in order to advocate for increasing the investment in nursing and nurses, and to finally eliminate the shortage of nurses around the world. Then, shortly into the year 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the world. The intersection of these two events cannot be unnoticed or disregarded. Nurses, along with all healthcare providers, are at the forefront of a battle to preserve health and society—globally as...Continue Reading

Shelly and Jackson working their new positions in the ED

Heroes at Work: Teaming up in the Emergency Department

April 30, 2020

Several Augusta Health employees are working in other important roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the volume in their home departments has decreased, they realized their skills are needed in other units of the hospital to prepare for a potential surge in patients or help with services that have been developed to support families and patients during the pandemic. They have redeployed to those areas to make a difference for patients and families. Jackson Maust Jackson Maust, a physical therapist is the Inpatient Rehab, Skilled Nursing Floor and Adult Neuro Outpatient Therapy departments...Continue Reading

Heroes at Work: Redeployed Employees and New Uses for Equipment

April 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Augusta Health employees are working in new roles—in preparation for a potential surge of COVID patients at Augusta Health, they have been redeployed to other areas of the hospital to support those efforts. Their skills and talents, along with their willingness to help wherever needed, has resulted in their using their work hours to make a difference in a new way. Zachary Allen, Personal Trainer from the Augusta Health Fitness Center , is one of the redeployed employees. He has been cross-training in the laundry department to assist this vital team with...Continue Reading

Lara Young checking a team member's gloves

Heroes at Work: Finding Purpose

April 16, 2020

Sometimes your profession can change when you least expect it. You find that your normal daily routine changes due to circumstances out of your control, but you are the kind of person that picks up and takes control where you are needed. You are a dedicated health care worker and will do anything to help your colleagues and most importantly, the patients. In the past few weeks, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, several employees at Augusta Health have been re-deployed to new roles. The new roles have been assigned based on skill sets, but those skill sets are now used in new and different...Continue Reading