Critical Care

Significant Accomplishments

LifeCenter’s Champions for Life Award

Sue Poynter Wong, MD, was awarded the LifeCenter’s Champions for Life award on November 13, 2012. She was nominated in particular for her collaboration and work with one of our donor families. Her kind and empathetic care for her patient and this family was recognized, as was her tireless effort to preserve all options for donation. With the compassionate care provided in our PICU and the support and commitment from Sue, four lives were saved through the gift of organ donation from this patient and her family.

Trustee Award & Procter Scholar (TAPS) Program

Brian Varisco, MD, was awarded the Procter Scholar Program Award on December 12, 2012. The goal of the Procter Scholar Program is to support highly skilled pediatricians with a strong commitment to pursuing a career in academic research. Funds will support MD or MD/PhD pediatric fellows who are transitioning to a faculty appointment, with the goal of transitioning to a National Institutes of Health K-level award or K-level equivalent awards from foundations. Varisco has shown a strong commitment to pursuing a career in academic research, a record of accomplishment in research, along with a well-defined scientific research plan.

Leadership Changes in Critical Care Medicine

Congratulations to Derek Wheeler, MD, on his appointment this year to Associate Chief of Staff and to Erika Stalets, MD, on her appointment to Medical Director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine.