Message from the Department Chair
Thank you for visiting our site! A few thoughts -–
Like you, I’m really hoping this pandemic is losing some steam. In the meantime, we will continue to do what we do extremely well: Resuscitate and compassionately care for whoever with whatever presents to our two EDs. Our faculty and residents are extraordinary and have proven incredible resilience. As we enter (what I think) is the best time of year in the Sonoran Desert, we need to remember that we have an amazing place to live and work. We have an amazing team that supports each other. We have amazing nurses who have worked with us despite shortages. We work with amazing EMS personnel who provide incredible care in challenging situations. Emergency Medicine people are CAN DO folks and we ARE doing it. The department has never been stronger!
We will continue to actively implement our strategic framework around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This work is led by Dr. Alice Min Simpkins, our department DEI Champion. Our environment must always be one that demonstrates respect to all. Only through this commitment do we begin to achieve. We have accomplished much but we have so far to go.
Thank you all for what you are doing to make a difference.
Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center