LIVONIA – Colleagues on 5 East at St. Mary Mercy Livonia have faced enormous challenges in the past year, and have met those challenges with grace and strength. In 2020, 5 East was designated as a COVID-19 unit. The team had to quickly adjust to a high-acuity patient population while managing a new and unknown disease. For their hard work and commitment to excellent patient care, they were honored with the T.E.A.M. Award.
The 5 East team was nominated by a fellow colleague, who shared, “For over a year now, the 5 East team has worked diligently to care for the hundreds of very sick COVID patients of all ages that have been admitted to the unit. This team of professionals have worked through very scary, dangerous, tiresome, and trying times… Despite all the challenges that the 5 East staff has faced, they continue to provide outstanding care to each and every patient. They work very hard to ensure that every patient is safe, comfortable, and well cared for.”
Congratulations to our 5 East colleagues, and thank you for your incredible work to care for patients during this pandemic.