View a continuing series of virtual town hall meetings during which members of the Duke Health COVID-19 task force address current issues related to the COVID-19 situation and respond to questions submitted by Duke Health team members around the health system. Check back every Monday and Thursday for the latest recordings.


 

11/16/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders from across Duke Health to addressed the latest developments in our COVID-19 response. Mary Ann Fuchs discussed our staffing plans; Michael Datto, MD, addressed our new testing strategies including asymptomatic testing; Carol Epling, MD, reviewed our recent rise in employee COVID-19 infections; and Cameron Wolfe, MD, discussed the latest COVID-19 vaccine developments. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


11/2/2020, Duke Health Leadership –  “Moments to Movement” Virtual Town Hall

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During this special virtual town hall, Duke University School of Nursing leaders discussed M2M – Duke Health’s collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. This town hall featured a spotlight on the DUSON plan, and panelists included leaders from across DUSON. The town hall was moderated by Eugene Washington, MD, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and President and CEO of the Duke University Health System.


10/22/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists include nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


10/20/2020, Duke Health Leadership –  “Moments to Movement” Virtual Town Hall

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During this special virtual town hall, leaders discussed Moments to Movement (M2M) – Duke Health’s collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. This town hall featured a spotlight on the Duke University Health System plan. Panelists included leaders from across Duke Health. The town hall was moderated by Eugene Washington, MD, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and President and CEO of the Duke University Health System.


10/8/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists include nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


9/21/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, the discussion focused on how our Duke Health team must remain vigilant in preventing the spread of infection, especially with cold and flu season approaching. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


9/14/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders discussed Duke Health’s voter registration and turnout initiative for the 2020 elections. A representative from You Can Vote, a non-partisan voter education organization, provided an overview of how to register to vote, different ways to vote, voting deadlines and voter education resources. Other panelists included leaders from across the health system, including representatives from Human Resources and Government Relations. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


8/31/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders answered your questions about our operations, testing strategies, vaccine development and clinical trials. Panelists included team members and leaders from across the health system, including representatives from the Duke Health COVID-19 Task Force, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Labs and Community Health. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


8/27/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists include nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


8/24/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders answered your questions about expanding access to our services at Duke Health, performance coaching and our universal flu vaccination campaign. Panelists included team members and leaders from across the health system, including representatives from Infectious Diseases, Human Resources, Duke Primary Care and the DUHS Universal Influenza Vaccination Work Group. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


8/17/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders answered your questions about our operations, developing Duke Health’s new strategic plan, our new app for team member screening and current public affairs. Panelists included team members and leaders from across the health system, including representatives from Infectious Diseases, DHTS, Government Relations and Strategy. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


8/13/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists include nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


8/10/2020, Duke Health Leadership –  “Back to School” Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, panelists answered your questions about our operations as many students head back to school. Panelists included leaders from across the health system, including representatives from Human Resources, Infectious Diseases and Behavioral Sciences. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


8/3/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders answered your questions regarding our clinical and operations updates and how we’re working to prevent the spread of infection in our community and among our team members. Panelists included leaders from the DUHS COVID-19 Task Force, Quality, Supply Chain and Infectious Disease. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


7/30/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists include nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


7/27/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders answered your questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine development, the DUHS health screening application pilot and how CARE hub has guided our response efforts. Panelists included COOs from DUH and DRH, as well as leaders from Infectious Disease and Human Resources. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


7/20/2020, Duke Health Leadership Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders answered your questions regarding our clinical and operations updates, how we’re working to prevent the spread of infection in our community and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting overall well-being and sleep patterns. Panelists included leaders from the DUHS COVID-19 Task Force, Infectious Disease and Neurology. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


7/16/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists include nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


7/13/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, our leaders answered your questions regarding our recent clinical and operational changes to protect our patients, their loved ones and each other. Panelists included leaders from Infectious Disease, Human Resources, Labs and Employee Health. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


6/29/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, our leaders answered your questions regarding our recent clinical and operational changes to protect our patients, their loved ones and each other. Panelists included leaders from our Duke Health COVID-19 Task Force, Infectious Disease, Community Health and the PDC. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


6/15/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this virtual town hall, Chief Human Resources Officer Rhonda Brandon talked about Moments to Movement. She also provided tips to build connections and have meaningful conversations about difficult topics. Beth-Anne Blue, PhD, a psychologist from Personal Assistance Service, provided resources for coping with stress and anxiety. The town hall was moderated by Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital.


6/1/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this virtual town hall, hospital leadership answered team members questions about HR-related issues and how we are enhancing access to care for our patients. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists included Rhonda Brandon, Human Resources; Lisa Pickett, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Sarah Lewis, MD, Infectious Disease; Nicole Greeson, Occupational and Environmental Safety Office.


5/21/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists include nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


5/18/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this virtual town hall, hospital leadership discussed how Duke is reopening ambulatory and primary care across the system with special precautions and considerations for COVID-19. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists included Thomas Owens, MD, president of Duke University Hospital; Lisbeth Gierman, assistant vice president of Duke Primary Care; Cameron Wolfe, MD, infectious disease; and Simon Curtis, vice president of Duke Health Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) Ambulatory Services.


5/14/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall was dedicated to nursing issues, and panelists includes nursing leaders. They answered your questions to make sure you have the information you need to continue caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other.


5/11/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this virtual town hall, hospital leadership discuss how Duke is approaching the introduction of non-COVID-19 patient care operations, changes to human resource policies as North Carolina enters Phase I of reopening, restarting outpatient and ambulatory services and how Duke seeks to maintain financial stability. Moderator, Katie Galbriath, president of Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists included Thomas Owens, MD, president of Duke University Hospital; Rhonda Brandon, Human Resources; John Sampson, MD, PDC; Becky Smith, MD, Infectious Disease; and Matthew Steigel, Occupational & Environmental Safety Office.


5/7/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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During this nursing town hall, nursing leaders discussed Nurses Week celebrations, how DUH is approaching the introduction of non-COVID-19 patient care operations, PPE supply status and how leadership plans to support team members as hospital hours are expanded and shifts area adjusted to care for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.


5/5/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, panelists discussed how we can safely enhance our patients’ access to care as more of our team members start returning to our facilities. There was also an update on testing and learn more about the clinical trial for Remdesivir. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists included Cameron Wolf, MD, Infectious Disease, Michael Datto, MD, Labs, Rhonda Brandon, Human Resources, Carol Epling, MD, Employee Occupational Health & Wellness and Nichole Capitanio, Personal Assistance Service.


4/30/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, nursing leadership discussed issues on the frontline of COVID-19 including redeployment, enhancing access to care for patients, our financial and operational standing, and prioritizing our team well-being. Moderator, Mary Ann Fuchs, DUHS Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive.


4/27/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, panelists discussed our current state and how we are working to safely enhance our patients’ access to care. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists included Thomas Owens, MD, President of Duke University Hospital, Ibukun Akinboyo, MD, Infectious Diseases, Richard Shannon, Chief Quality Officer and Allan Kirk, MD, Chair of Department of Surgery.


4/23/2020, Duke Health Nursing Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, nursing leadership discussed issues on the frontline of COVID-19 including redeployment, policies for floating nurses, hazard pay, PPE requirements and surge planning. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, President of Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists include Pamela Edwards, DUHS Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Education, Cheryl Brewer, Associate Vice President of Nursing, Mary Ann Fuchs, DUHS Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive, Tracey Gosselin, Chief Nursing Officer, Chantal Howard, DUH Associate Chief Nursing Officer Ambulatory, Sylvia Alston, DUHS Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Recruitment and Hospital Administrative Systems, Mary Oden, DUHS Assistant Vice President of Nursing Quality, Pat Johnson, DPC Associate Chief Nurse, Priscilla Ramseur, Duke Raleigh Chief Nursing Officer, and Victoria Orto, Duke Regional Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer.


04/20/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders discussed well-being and caring for ourselves through COVID-19 and beyond. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists include Cameron Wolfe, MD, infectious diseases, Michael Datto, MD, labs, Jane Pleasants, procurement and supply chain, and Rhonda Brandon, human resources.


04/16/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this town hall, leaders discussed well-being and caring for ourselves through COVID-19 and beyond. Moderator, Chancellor Eugene Washington, MD. Panelists include Jonathan Bae, MD, associate chief medical officer for patient safety and clinical quality, Katie Galbriath, president of Duke Regional Hospital, Moira Rynn, MD, chair for the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, and Rhonda Brandon, chief human resources officer and sr. vice president for Duke University Health System.


04/13/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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During this special town hall, leaders discussed what is ahead for Duke Health following our response, answered your bigger-picture questions and shared their gratitude with our team. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, President, Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists include Dr. Mary Klotman, Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. John Sampson, PDC, and Dr. Bill Fulkerson and Dr. Thomas Owens, Duke University Hospital System.


04/09/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall addressed more questions regarding Duke Health's surge preparations as the number of patients who come to us for testing and treatment continues to rise. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, President, Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists include chief operating officers from DUH, DRH and DRAH, as well as leaders from infectious diseases and emergency preparedness.


04/06/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall addressed questions regarding Duke Health's surge preparations as the number of patients who come to us for testing and treatment continues to rise. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, President, Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists include Dave Zaas, MD, President, Duke Raleigh Hospital; Matthew Steigel and Antony Schwartz from the Occupational and Environmental Safety Office; Becky Smith, MD, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control at Duke University Hospital; Carol Epling, MD from the Employee Occupational Health & Wellness; and Jeff Ferranti, Chief Information Officer, DHTS.


04/02/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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This town hall featured a moment of guided meditation and identified how you can prioritize the resilience and well-being of team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderator, Katie Galbraith, President, Duke Regional Hospital. Panelists include leaders from Duke Integrative Medicine, Personal Assistance Service (PAS), Duke Center for Healthcare Safety & Quality, as well as Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive, DUHS, and Joe Rodgers, MD, Chief Medical Officer, DUHS.


03/30/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

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Rhonda Brandon, Chief Human Resources Officer and Sr. Vice President for Duke University Health System; Katie Galbraith (Moderator), President, Duke Regional Hospital; Sarah Lewis, MD, Medical Director infections Infection Prevention and Control at Duke University Hospital; Tom Owens, MD, President of Duke University Hospital, Senior Vice President for Duke University Health System; Jane Pleasants, Vice President, Supply Chain, Duke University and Duke University Health System; John Sampson, MD, President, PDC


 

03/26/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

Left-to-right: Katie Galbraith (Moderator), President, Duke Regional Hospital; Ibukun Akinboyo, MD, Medical Director, Pediatric Infection Prevention, Duke University Medical Center; Simon Curtis, Vice President, PDC Ambulatory Services; John Anderson, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Duke Primary Care; Kate Ulrich Assistant, Vice President of Nursing, Perioperative Services at Duke University Health System


 

03/23/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

Left-to-right: Katie Galbraith (Moderator), President, Duke Regional Hospital; Cameron Wolfe, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center; Carol Epling, MD, MSPH, co-Director Employee Occupational Health and Wellness at Duke University Medical Center; John Sampson, MD, President, PDC; Tom Owens, MD, President of Duke University Hospital, Senior Vice President for Duke University Health System; Rhonda Brandon, Chief Human Resources Officer and Sr. Vice President for Duke University Health System


 

03/13/2020, Duke Health COVID-19 Response Team Virtual Town Hall

Left-to-right: Katie Galbraith (Moderator), President, Duke Regional Hospital; John Sampson, MD, President, PDC; Tracy Gosling, Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer at Duke University Hospital; Dave Zaas, MD, President, Duke Raleigh Hospital; Becky Smith, MD, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control at Duke University Hospital; Joe Rodgers, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Duke University Health System; Sarah Lewis, MD, Medical Director infections Infection Prevention and Control at Duke University Hospital