Talented and compassionate people working together to make a difference - that's the essence of the Packard Health care team. I'm amazed by them every day.
In our offices and out in our community, the Packard team is tackling some of our county's most pressing health care problems. Here's just a FEW examples of great work:
- Gina Dahlem, FNP at the Delonis Center and UM Nursing Professor, delivers her Naloxone training program and kits to community agencies throughout southeastern Michigan, with more than 250 overdose saves. Gina is a member of Packard's Medication Assisted Treatment team.
- Ronald Romero, MD, builds linguistic and cultural bridges to our Latino community, for which he was awarded 2018 Michigan Clinician of Year by the Michigan Primary Care Association.
- Dr. Ravi Vadlamudi, MD provides "backpack medical care" to individuals onsite at Avalon Housing's Miller Manor or in their homes. He's breaking down barriers to health care, including lack of transportation or severely limited mobility.
- Karen Koeppe, MS, RDN, CDE educates patients about chronic disease and nutrition in her office and throughout the community, including Packard Pacers, Cooking Matters classes, CROP Walk, and speaking to UM undergrads.
I could go on and on about how everyone on the Packard Health team puts the "care" in health care. For our patients who trust us with their care, it is all very good news, indeed.
Raymond Rion, MD