Message from the Department Chair
March 31, 2020
Thank you for coming to our site! The department is fully engaged, as many of you are, in combating COVID-19. Our medics, nurses, APPs, residents and faculty are caring for Southern Arizona's sickest patients. Our two EDs were some of the first Emergency Departments in the state to set up standup parking lot triage and screening tents (see Photos). Banner Health was really amazing with the logistics of bringing in the tents, setting up and collaborating on ideas for best workflows and staffing. Within days we were screening hundreds of patients. This crisis is long from over, but the teamwork and innovation being shown has been inspiring. EMStrong! BeatCovid-19! StaySafe!
Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center