As we recently blogged about the incredible efforts by our SHC teams during the evacuation during Hurricane Florence in getting our Norfolk residents to our sister facilities, we inadvertently and unintentionally failed to mention the valiant effort put forth by our team at SHC – Chesapeake Shores who were notified about 6:00 a.m. that the Norfolk facility needed help getting the last of the residents to SHC-Mallard Bay.
Dawn Dries, regional VP called Dee Dee Williams, DON at Chesapeake Shores and asked if they could help. Well that was all it took and within no time SHC Chesapeake Shores jumped into action. DON Williams called our medical records coordinator, Amber Stewart, who in turn contacted Pam Briscoe, head of supplies, and they all decided “Let’s do this”!! So, they left Chesapeake Shores about 8:30 a.m. and drove down to Norfolk arriving about 12:30 p.m. and picked up 8 of their residents and drove them to SHC-Mallard Bay arriving safely around 5:00 p.m. -just in time for dinner. They met staff from both Norfolk and Mallard Bay there and to quote Amber Stewart “it’s nice to put a face to name”. They provided a brief report about their journey and then hit the road back home to Chesapeake Shores arriving at 9:00 p.m.
Our sincerest thanks to everyone once again for their teamwork and dedication, always putting the safety and well- being of our residents above all else. But as we said before….it’s who we are at Signature HealthCARE and it’s what we do! Kudos to all and recognizing SHC Chesapeake Shores, SHC-Mallard Bay and SHC of Norfolk, true heroes!