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Duke Raleigh Hospital providers Erica Taylor, MD, and Adia Ross, MD, have been recognized as part of the Triangle Business Journal‘s 2019 “40 Under 40 Leadership Awards.” Taylor is an orthopaedic hand surgeon and the Duke Raleigh Hospital orthopaedic medical director. Ross is a hospitalist and medical director at the hospital.

The pair were selected by a panel of six judges from almost 250 nominations. The annual awards celebrate outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. Taylor, Ross, and the 38 other recipients will be honored at an awards dinner on June 27.

Ross and Taylor also share a unique friendship that started 18 years ago. They first met in 2001 as pre-medicine students at what is now known as the Summer Health Professions Education Program.

“We’ve each come together with our own achievements, but also a connection of ‘I knew her when,'” said Taylor. “That builds on our collaborative spirit to share ideas, ask questions and find ways to focus on enhancing patient care together.”

Part of leadership at Duke Raleigh Hospital, the pair talk regularly about collaborative ways to integrate their medical and surgical service lines towards improvements in patient care. It’s something neither takes for granted. They continue to speak and volunteer at the summer program to mentor the next generation of health care professionals.

Ross said that the fact that they both ended up at Duke highlights the organization’s commitment to diversity and integrity. “As a college student, I did not always see a lot of people with my background as providers at the bedside. I have witnessed firsthand Duke’s investment in the future of medicine and the continued commitment to create diversity in medicine. It has made a lasting impact on me and others.”

With Ross and Taylor’s paths full circle at Duke, they recognize how special their past and future can be.

“We went through training together wanting to succeed together,” Taylor said, “and it’s exciting to see that happen for us both and to support each other going forward.”

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | May 8, 2019

Duke Raleigh Hospital Begins Construction Project Joining Buildings

Map with construction MOB7RoadRemoved-March2019-updated-horizontal-1500On May 20, 2019, Duke Raleigh Hospital is beginning a construction project that will connect two buildingsMOB 7 and the Main Hospitalallowing us to better care for patients, their loved ones, and our team.

During construction, there will be a number of changes in how to access the two buildings:

  • The road between MOB 7 and the hospital will close permanently on May 20, 2019. The entrance and drop-off and pick-up for Same Day Surgery will move to the front entrance of the hospital.
  • A newly hired transport team will be on hand to guide visitors to the proper location. Same Day Surgery patients will be escorted from the main hospital entrance to their surgery destination.
  • The entrances of MOB7 and Imaging will be in the midst of construction. A protected entrance for imaging will be constructed to ensure the safety and comfort of people coming into that area. While construction will be near the MOB 7 entrance, the doors will remain in use. Patients will use the above-mentioned shuttle service.

Our construction implementation team has been thoroughly preparing, making thoughtful decisions to help us continue offering high-quality patient care throughout this process. It’s our goal to keep disruptions to a minimum. In the Duke Raleigh way, we will continue to strive for excellence during this time.

Thank you for your patience. We are excited to grow our campus to improve the experience of all our visitors and staff.

 

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | May 8, 2019

Book Club Helps Hospitalist Open New Chapter in Education, Safety

With an eye toward patient experience and better understanding how she can continuously improve safety, Nadia Hameed Pasha, MD, recently found inspiration with a peer book club.

Along with 15 colleagues at Duke Raleigh Hospital (DRAH), she read and examined “Dopesick,” a New York Times­ best-seller about America’s opioid crisis. Pasha said reading about the history of the national emergency put her role with the issue into perspective.

“Reading and talking about the book helped me reflect on how I can better connect with patients on a personal level,” said Pasha, a hospital medicine specialist at DRAH. “It’s our responsibility to always give empathetic care and grow in our understanding of patient safety best practices.”

The club was brought together by Adia Ross, MD, MHA, CPHQ, medical director at DRAH. It’s one of the ways she’s encouraging herself and colleagues to keep an open dialogue about how to better help patients and their loved ones.

“You can keep improving your service to others by understanding the ways patients are impacted by their health and the conditions that brought them to you for care,” Ross said. “Their safety is at the forefront of what’s important to us and learning from this book and each other’s experiences helps us better advocate for what’s best for our patients.”

For Pasha, that means further exploration and discussion. She’s already reading other books on the opioid crisis, biotechnology and the U.S. health care system. It’s leading to deeper conversations and more personalized care with patients. She’s also working toward collaborative sessions with other team members to talk about pain management.

“We’re all looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of our care for the sake of our patients,” Pasha said. “Understanding how we can positively impact them on a medical and social level is really important.”

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | May 8, 2019

Providers’ Bond Continues to Grow after Meeting 18 Years Ago

When Adia Ross, MD, and Erica Taylor, MD, first met in 2001 as pre-medicine students, they had no idea they’d form an 18-year friendship that would endure living and learning in different states. Now, the two work alongside each other daily as leaders of their respective services at Duke Raleigh Hospital (DRAH).

Ross, who attended the University of Florida, and Taylor, coming from the University of Virginia, met at what is now known as the Summer Health Professions Education Program. Both participated in the program, which offers education and mentorship for students representing a range of diverse backgrounds.

“We’ve each come together with our own achievements, but also a connection of ‘I knew her when,'” said Taylor, an orthopaedic hand surgeon and the DRAH orthopaedic medical director. “That builds on our collaborative spirit to share ideas, ask questions and find ways to focus on enhancing patient care together.”

Part of leadership at DRAH, the pair talk regularly about collaborative ways to integrate their medical and surgical service lines towards improvements in patient care. It’s something neither takes for granted. They continue to speak and volunteer at the summer program to mentor the next generation of health care professionals.

Ross said that the fact that they both ended up at Duke highlights the organization’s commitment to diversity and integrity.

“As a college student, I did not always see a lot of people with my background as providers at the bedside” said Ross, a hospitalist and medical director at DRAH. “I have witnessed firsthand Duke’s investment in the future of medicine and the continued commitment to create diversity in medicine. It has made a lasting impact on me and others.”

With Ross and Taylor’s paths full circle at Duke, they recognize how special their past and future can be.

“We went through training together wanting to succeed together,” Taylor said, “and it’s exciting to see that happen for us both and to support each other going forward.”

Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | April 11, 2019

Duke Raleigh Hospital Goes for Fourth Flag Football Title

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Duke Raleigh Hospital staff at last year’s event.

It’s that time of the year again! Come get in the game and support Duke Raleigh as our team takes on companies throughout the Triangle in the Holt Brothers Flag Football charity event on Saturday, May 18, at the NC State Close-King Practice Facility (4600 Trinity Road, Raleigh) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Terrence and Torry Holt, former NFL and NC State football stars, host the annual tournament to benefit their foundation, which helps children who have a parent with cancer.

The event is open to all Duke Raleigh employees and their families, and there are many ways to get involved. There are prizes for the top fundraising team, the best tailgate, the best cheerleaders, the best team name, and the best-dressed team. This year’s event will also feature a Kids Zone and a Pet Zone, and you are encouraged to bring your pets and family. Duke Raleigh is a three-time champion, winning the Best Tailgate in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

This year we plan to continue the winning streak, while embarking on the challenge to claim a victory in the corn hole tournament. Even if you can’t be there in person, you can still support the cause! Make a donation to the Duke Raleigh team or look for other “teamraising” opportunities.

If you’re interested, or know someone that may be interested, in playing on Duke Raleigh’s corn hole team, joining the tailgating team, or if you have questions, please contact Tika Simpson in administration at tika.simpson@duke.edu. The more, the merrier!

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