Duke Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of Lumberton Reopens

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The Duke Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of Lumberton reopened October 18 and is seeing patients on a regular schedule. The clinic was closed for several days due to flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Community Heroes 

Days after Hurricane Matthew struck the community, clinic staff traveled through washed out roads and standing water to reach the clinic and to reschedule patients and meet address their needs, including refilling prescriptions. This was while the community was without running water and electricity, including their own homes.

Dr. Manesh Patel, the chief of Duke Cardiology, was on call Friday, the day the storm hit, and stayed through Monday to ensure patients received care.  These are a few of the heroic actions taken by the clinic staff and physicians during this difficult time.  Despite their own difficulties and personal challenges, they pulled together to ensure the clinic and its patients received the care they needed.

The DHIP thanks these physicians and staff for their dedication and commitment.  

Duke Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of Lumberton Physicians and Staff

Jennifer Blackwell, PSA                                   Matthew Cummings, MD
Carla Dial, CMA                                               Scott Denardo, MD
Kierra Donaldson, APP                                   Malissa Ellis, Sonographer                  
Sandra Hunt, Service Access Manager        Kisha Ingram, PSA                           
Arvetta Leach, RN                                           Julia Ledwell, RN                             
Tammy McGirt, Nurse Manager                   Tika Montgomery, CMA                     
Manesh Patel, MD                                          Pretoria Ross, HCA                           
Michelle Sampson, PSA                                 Allison Scott, APP
Natalie Shaw, RN                                           Sydney Short, MD                          
Patricia Tyner, LPN                                         Christopher Walters, MD                
Shannan Wilcox, Sonographer

How You Can Help

Duke is making it easy for employees and faculty to help Hurricane Matthew victims.

Now through November 18, Duke employees can contribute to Duke's "Doing Good in the Neighborhood" campaign, in partnership with United Way of the Greater Triangle, of which 10%  of campaign donations will directly go to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. For both Duke and non-Duke employees, there are a number of  ways you can help the victims of Hurricane Matthew. One is to contribute to the United Way's NC Flood Relief Fund, which was established to support long-term recovery efforts, such as cleaning, repairing and rebuilding homes. 

On behalf of the DHIP, we'd like to extend our thanks to all of those world-wide who have given time and resources to help the victims of this devastating storm.