Every day our people at Sinai Health are doing extraordinary things as we focus our efforts on COVID-19. Captured Caring is a series featuring submissions from our people to provide you with inspiration and encouragement as we care for patients and each other. Have your own story or photo to share? Submit it here.

hospital employees in a hallway leaning out of office doors. They are wearing masks. “Our team is working to support our patients with diabetes. Keeping the spirit up!”
Submitted by: Dr. Caroline Kramer, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes, Mount Sinai






“I facilitated a recent orientation session welcoming a group of new hires to Bridgepoint. Orientation is normally held in a classroom, but to support physical distancing, we held the session in the larger main floor auditorium. I would like to commend the efforts of the Environmental Services team who met with me on the Friday before orientation to ensure table and chair set-up was appropriately spaced, and called me (twice!) to reassure me that the room would be set up appropriately and deep-cleaned floor to ceiling prior to the session. I am very appreciative of their efforts and shared this with our group of new hires as well!”
Submitted by: Ana Avramovic, Human Resources Advisor, Bridgepoint


“I have always loved to sing, but hadn’t been involved in any choirs since high school. I joined Voices Rock Medicine last fall as a self-care activity – I have three young kids, and between family and life as a surgeon, life can be pretty hectic. Singing is great stress relief! Our group is an incredible network of supportive female physicians and I look forward to our choir rehearsal each week (which now happens over Zoom!). Anthony Bastianon, the artistic director of Voices Rock Medicine, spent many hours putting this video together with his teenage son as a thank you to the health care community. The message of hope in overcoming obstacles in this song really resonates with me. Thank you to EVERYONE at Sinai Health for their hard work, personal sacrifices and compassion during this time – it truly is a privilege to be part of this team!”
Submitted by: Dr. Danielle Bischof, Surgical Oncologist, Mount Sinai 

four hospital employees wearing scrubs and masks standing in front of a wall. They are facing perpendicular to the camera with their arms outstretched at shoulder height.“This is our physical distancing COVID-19 version of The Beatles album cover for Abbey Road. We are Pre-Admission Unit (PAU) nurses dressed in scrubs and preparing for possible redeployment. We took this photo after just returning from re-orientation on the inpatient units 11 and 14. Thanks for the welcome!”
Submitted by: Dawn Emmerson, RN, Mount Sinai



“Myself and fellow nurse Vicky Chu rang in our shared birthdays on April 4 during a night shift. As a junior nurse, it’s super comforting and builds my confidence to have veteran nurses like Vicky to guide me, especially in these uncertain times. I’m blessed to be part of team 14 South!”
Submitted by: Celeste Sansait, RN, Mount Sinai

A screenshot of a video conference call with 10 people participating in different locations. They are looking at the camera smiling“The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care has been having daily Leadership Team huddles over Zoom to strategize on the continuation of programs and services our home-care program, the inpatient consult service and clinic at Mount Sinai and the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit at Bridgepoint, during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Submitted by: Irania Ledesma, Office Manager, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care

“Our team is continuing to run prenatal education classes for expecting parents using Zoom. We received the following message from one of our recent participants:

We wanted to let you know how unbelievably fabulous these classes were. Both of our instructors were phenomenal. The technology (for us) was incredibly easy to use. In no way did we feel deprived because we took the class online. We both feel so much more confident and ready to welcome our daughter into the world come May. I don’t know what we would have done if these classes were cancelled. From a participant standpoint it is absolutely wonderful and we urge you not to cancel these classes if possible. Keep doing them online. It works so well and new parents need these classes desperately.”
Submitted by: Susan Georgoussis, Coordinator, Prenatal Education, Mount Sinai