Providing compassionate, quality patient care is at the core of who we are. While we continued to help patients manage their care needs daily, 2021 presented a unique set of demands. Our teams stepped up in so many ways. From COVID-19 to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, Envision teammates went above and beyond to support those in need.

Envision Healthcare - Brenda Thompson Green
AMSURG teammate and two-time colon cancer survivor in Tennessee

Every year, every month counts with CRC. Four years ago, at the age of 46, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer that had spread to my liver. Had I been encouraged to get screened a year earlier, I potentially could have had a much more positive outcome and not required such intense treatment. I am alive today because I listen to my body and receive routine screening colonoscopies. I cannot stress how important it is for people to know their family history, understand the symptoms and avoid delaying care.

Envision Healthcare - Kevin McGann, MD, emergency physician in Texas
emergency physician in Texas

It’s so difficult to imagine the trauma and loss people are experiencing as a result of Hurricane Ida. In addition to addressing their medical needs, we do our best to help people through this tough situation and make them as comfortable as possible. We practice medicine and humanity. We work hard to bring back the human element in their lives.

With a stroke, the sooner an individual receives treatment, the greater the chance of surviving. With strokes being a leading cause of death in the Hispanic community, Florida emergency physicians Latha Ganti, MD, and Paul Banerjee, DO, developed AHORA to help Spanish speakers quickly identify acute stroke symptoms and receive immediate medical care.

While flying to Disney World with his family, 8-year-old Shemar passed out mid-flight. Texas-based emergency physician Bobby Lachky, MD, also on vacation, jumped into action. He cared for Shemar and stayed by the family’s side, escorting them from the plane and riding with them to the hospital to make sure Shemar recovered.

After being intubated for more than a week and nearly dying multiple times, Mike, a COVID-19 patient in Illinois, started to turn a corner. As Mike recovered, the emergency physician who helped save his life, Halleh Akbarnia, MD, reunited with him to administer his second COVID-19 vaccine.

Envision Healthcare - Mark Gamber, DO
EMS Medical Director and emergency physician in Texas

As physicians, our goal is to provide the highest quality of care and improve patient outcomes. ET3 supports that effort because the program prioritizes getting patients the right care at the right time in the right place.