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NorthShore’s COVID-19 Response team, the Molecular Laboratory team led by Karen Kaul, MD, and Swedish Hospital’s Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) have all been named "Notable Healthcare Heroes" in the June 29 issue of Crain’s Chicago Business. A special section in the newspaper honored individuals and teams on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic across Chicagoland.
To further salute these Crain’s Heroes, NorthShore created congratulatory advertisements that appeared within the special section:
Dr. Kaul and the NorthShore Molecular Lab team are credited for being the first hospital system in Illinois to implement a fully validated, in-house COVID-19 test.
NorthShore’s COVID-19 Response team made its mark by quickly establishing Glenbrook Hospital as a center to treat COVID patients, while dedicating four Immediate Care COVID super sites and a drive-through testing site. The response team also consistently secured high-quality PPE, and developed significant phone and e-consult resources across our communities.
The Swedish Hospital IMCU team became the hospital's COVID Critical Care Unit, taking on the most critically ill COVID patients. Every patient required mechanical or noninvasive ventilation, intensive care and sophisticated medications.