Thank You GBMC Doctors!
This was the opening statement GBMC’s newest leader -- Chair of the Department of Medicine, Melvin Blanchard, MD (pictured above) -- made in his first internal department newsletter. It is certainly an unprecedented time for the world and a challenging time to be in a critical leadership role. But Dr. Blanchard’s words serve as a reminder to everyone that we can use this opportunity of anxiety and fear to band together and help each other.
Dr. Blanchard’s message went on to inspire physicians at GBMC, reminding them of why they chose this profession, and the obligation they have in serving patients, no matter the culture or clinical environment. He called for physicians to stay informed and enthusiastic in serving patients, and to lead with integrity and honesty. He also called for physicians to stay calm and practice gratitude for their own mental health and to serve as examples for others.
Physicians are on the frontlines of this crisis. They chose this profession, but they are also humans. We want pay homage to those individuals who dedicate their lives to public health, who step up and lead the charge when necessary.
Thank you to all our doctors for keeping us healthy and safe.