Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays

Let me wish all my GBMC HealthCare colleagues and members of the community a wonderful holiday season filled with peace and joy. And boy do we need it!

As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, being the victim of a cyber attack has not been fun for anyone, but it has been marvelous to see everyone pulling together to continue to serve our patients the way we want our loved ones served.

We have been able to begin to bring Epic (our electronic medical record system) back up for GBMC Health Partners and Gilchrist. Things are much more complicated in the hospital and our teams are working hard to restore our electronic capabilities while keeping our patients safe.  

Thank you to Dave Hynson and our IT teams for their tireless efforts since the downtime began. Let me also thank the rest of the workforce, starting with our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and all other clinicians for their incredible work under very difficult conditions. And of course, let me thank all the rest of us as support staff. Many of you stepped up to do new jobs that were required in the absence of automation. I am so very grateful for your efforts. 

We are not done yet. There is still a lot of fixing and learning to do. But I am sure that we will be a stronger system because of this challenge.

Best wishes for a healthy and safe holiday to all of you and your families. 

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