Katrina Cooke, co-chair of the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) Oncology Patient and Family Advisory Council, recently shared her inspirational story about how she turned a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer into an opportunity to be a role model and source of support for others.
Read how Katrina gives back to the community in countless ways all while continuing to undergo a cutting-edge treatment plan at Duke Cancer Institute.
“In partnership with DCI senior leadership, we make sure that we’re working on initiatives that will help improve patient experience at DCI. It could be as simple as the language in forms or brochures to patient messaging with COVID-19 and cancer. I love the passion in the group and I enjoy giving back whenever I possibly can.” – Katrina Cooke
In partnership with the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Duke Child and Family Study Center, and Duke Human Resources, we have created a toolkit full of resources for parents and families dealing with COVID-19. The resource guide contains tips on talking to your kids about COVID-19, activities for families, coping strategies, and local childcare opportunities.
The updated toolkit (originally released April 2020, revised August 2020) reflects the changing demands on parents and families as we all continue to cope with and adapt to the challenges of the pandemic.
The Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality is pleased to share its fiscal year 2020 report. The document is a review of the center’s achievements over the period July 2019 through June 2020, the status of its many programs, and its future directions.
This report is also a reflection of the work of our countless stakeholders, partners, and honorary team members. From Human Resources to Performance Services, from Healthy Duke to the Patient Safety Officers, we cannot express our gratitude enough for the support, collaboration, and camaraderie each of these amazing teams have given us. Thank you and we look forward to many more projects together.
The report begins with an Executive Summary, followed by a series of one-page reviews of the center’s various facets of work. If you see a program or body of work that you would like to learn more about, please do not hesitate to email the team.
Local radio station Mix 101.5FM, Duke Children’s, and members of the Center teamed up to deliver meals to healthcare workers through the “30 Say Thank You” campaign. Learn more and see a video about this heartwarming story here.
Special thank you to Carolina Ale House for their partnership on this project and our local community for their overwhelming generosity .
Working@Duke, the university’s employee magazine, published an article highlighting the work of the Center. The article highlights the group’s work in healthcare quality and safety as well as its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We never thought something like COVID-19 could happen. But, it became apparent to us quickly that we were ready.”
– Dr. Bryan Sexton, Center Director
As a show of appreciation for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations are offering their support to healthcare workers and first responders. Here, we will keep a running list of any promotions or initiatives we learn about, including Special Hotel Rates, Community Partners, and Organizations/Non-Profits, and Discounts.
Need more information about food donations? Contact Nicole Peloquin in the Duke Development Office.
Special Hotel Rates
Local hotels are offering deeply discounted rates for healthcare workers who need to self-isolate after caring for COVID patients. Find a full list of discounts available to Duke Health staff here.
The following business are running special promotions and/or accepting donations that benefit Duke Health team members.
Accepting donations through the Health Care Personnel Contribution Program. Donations will be used to purchase coffee and baked goods for healthcare workers.
Donate to help provide weekly meals to frontline healthcare workers in our community.
You can donate pizza to Duke Health team members through the #pizza4providers campaign.
25% off of take-out orders for first responders and healthcare workers, curbside pickup available. Call to place order.
Dr. Bryan Sexton has launched a new video series around the idea of “bite-sized” resilience. In short sessions, Dr. Sexton leads you through the evidence, science, and impact of well-being strategies. See the series on the Center’s Youtube channel.