Throughout the pandemic, healthcare members have been classified and recognized as “essential, frontline workers”. Each Hugh Chatham team member has exceeded the expectations of this designation from my vantage point, though many of our heroes are not physically on the front lines of care. Although rarely seen or heard by patients and visitors, our laboratory team helps provide patient care through their meticulous detail, technical proficiency, and passion for excellence. This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight focuses on Chris Warf — a shining representation of his department and of Hugh Chatham’s core values of Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect, and Safe Care.
Chris is our Blood Bank Section Head, processing hundreds of blood samples each day to confirm blood type and antibody levels. He carefully carries out his responsibilities, one specimen at a time but across countless process steps, ensuring accurate results are provided to our medical staff as they diagnose and treat our patients. His everyday commitment to Teamwork and Safe Care enhances our ability to provide exceptional care to all who are counting on us. And while Chris plays an essential role, in part as a safeguard for patients, this commitment is simply a part of who he is.
As John Wooden quotes, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” In Chris’ line of work, his attention to the smallest of details helps us provide life-changing healthcare for our patients and community.
Thank you, Chris, for sharing your expertise and daily commitment to our Vision and Values — particularly around Service, Teamwork, and Safe Care. We are blessed to have you as a part of our Hugh Chatham family.