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Kim Peterson, Heather Thomas

UM Greenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Heather Thomas is the Manager of Oncology Operations and Kim Peterson is Nurse Manager for the University of Maryland Greenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, they were able to make various changes to be able to continue care for patients safely.

Some of the changes include the initiation of staff and patient temperature and symptom screening on arrival. They developed a way for immunocompromised patients to be able to bypass the hospital visitor desk decreasing exposure to the general public. The center has also been able to expand telemedicine and remote capabilities.

“I want to thank the entire team at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center for all the additional hours, flexibility, and commitment to our patients during a difficult time,” Peterson said. “The dedication to excellence in patient care is inspiring and I am proud to be a part of this amazing group of professionals.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Health Care Heroes awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.