CEO on Kiro Radio 97.3
CLICK HERE to listen to our very own CEO, Nancy L. Belcher, Ph.D., MPA, on KIRO RADIO 97.3 discussing what King County Medical Society is doing to support our healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines.
KCMS Childcare Registry & Bright Horizons
King County Medical Society created a Childcare Registry, and we have now partnered with Bright Horizons/First Responders First to provide FREE childcare to the children of healthcare workers, caregivers, and first responders. Bright Horizons has special COVID-19 protocols in place. Care is available for infants and children up to 6 yo. Space limited to 40 children. Contact: email@example.com
Public Health – Seattle & King County is developing their roster of volunteers (healthcare professionals and general support volunteers) who may be available in the coming weeks to assist in the COVID-19 response. At this time, there is no option to work remotely, any assignment would be at a specified location. Training, insurance, parking and snacks/meals would be provided. View the links below to see what Public Health- Seattle & King County is doing to slow the spread.
Work at Swedish Hospital as a provider by filling out the linked survey above and yes, they have emergency credentialing in place!
Physician Perspective Survey
Your experiences, talents, and voices need to be appreciated! Please take a few minutes to complete our “Experiences and Volunteer Survey”. Feel free to forward the survey to your colleagues.
This survey will also help us to identify providers who are interested in volunteering as we will create a centralized labor pool where providers could be deployed.
Blood Donations Needed
Help ensure that blood is available for those who need it. Donating blood is an essential activity and potential blood donors are exempt from the stay-at-home order. Donations are by appointment only at all Bloodworks Northwest locations to meet social distancing guidelines. Schedule your appointment at schedule.bloodworksnw.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members in the Media
The New York Times reporter interviewed medical society members Dr. Francis Riedo, Dr. Jeff Tomlin and Dr. Ettore Palazzo.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, is quoted in CNBC at a press conference with Governor Inslee (below), “The number of cases doubles every several days and we’ve had multiple instances of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities where vulnerable persons reside. We expect a large-scale outbreak in weeks and this will be a very difficult time”.
Member physician Dr. Susan J. Baumgaertel was interviewed for the Washington Post at the very beginning of the outbreak.
Solo practitioner and former KCMS Board President, Dr. Teresa Girolami and KCMS Member Dr. Richard Kaner have been on KING5 News television regularly. You can find the various segments, “Facts Not Fear” above.
KCMS President and EvergreenHealth Internal Medicine Hospitalist, Dr. Rajneet Lamba, discusses early clinical experiences with COVID-19. KCMS Member, SHM Chapter President and Associate Regional Medical Director of the Franciscan Inpatient Team, Dr. Therese Franco hosts.
Co-hosted by KCMS Member and Physician-Wellness Committee Chair, Dr. Elisabeth Poorman, this webinar provides lessons learned and best practices from both the inpatient and outpatient front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
KCMS Member and EvergreenHealth Hospitalist Dr. James Kuo shares the emotional experience of a physician and his family living and working through the first COVID-19 outbreak in the nation. A graduate of Weill Cornell Medicine, his heart is with NYC as well.
Advice from KCMS member, Dr. Thomas Green, on self-quarantine and social responsibility during this difficult time.
Crosscut article from KCMS Board of Trustees member, Dr. Daniel Low, and Dr. Tiffany Wang on how guidelines for coronavirus care may either exacerbate health disparities or increase health equity.