Fueling our frontline staff

By Monica Ramos

With the additional pressures of helping to mitigate risk at our Berthelsen Main Campus, while also caring for patients on-site and through Virtual Health, physicians and clinic employees sometimes don’t have the time to stop for breaks or lunches.

Community rallying around frontline workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the invaluable work that frontline medical staff do every day, and many community partners are doing their part to share their appreciation.

Twice in the last month, meals have been delivered to our Main Campus clinic, a demonstration of the community rallying around our medical staff.

Jersey Mike’s

On Thursday, April 2, Jersey Mike’s catering director, John Foster, delivered 350 lunches and a whole lot of smiles to all Main Campus clinic staff. All of the meals found their way to a loving home – and the quick pit stop was a great morale booster for on-site staff.

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

On Friday, April 24, Rusty and Teresa Andrews of McGonigel's Mucky Duck, a local restaurant and pub near the Texas Medical Center, delivered a hot and delicious catered lunch for Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center physicians and staff at the Main Campus. The meal was donated by Dan Crump of Pure Storage.

Cancer Center staff were delighted to share in the meal, which included chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie, steak and mushroom pie, as well as salad and desert. It was the kind of comforting food that most anyone would crave under these difficult circumstances.

Front row (left to right): Heather Guerrero, R.N., Manager of Cancer Center; Kimberly Bennett, R.N.; Robyn Davis, R.N.; and Melissa Rambin, Director of Cancer Center. Back row (left to right): Patrick Carter, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.F.P., Chief of Family Medicine and Medical Director of Care Coordination and Quality Improvement; Rusty Andrews, Mucky Duck; Teresa Andrews, Mucky Duck; and Dan Crump, Pure Storage.
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