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.
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.