Wyatt McVay, a manager of critical care at Thomas Hospital, leads a team in the fight against COVID-19. Infirmary Health was one of the first healthcare systems in our region to begin harvesting convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients. “The plasma program is a great opportunity for those people who have recovered from the virus because their body has developed antibodies that can be life saving for those actively fighting covid.” Says McVay. When asked what he would like the public to know he said  “ I think I would like the public to know that my team cares about them and their family. I want everyone to know my team is very compassionate, very diligent, and determined to take care of their family members.’ Wyatt said he feels honored to be named a Healthcare Hero. Hancock Whitney thanks all of the healthcare heroes working around the clock to safeguard and treat us during this unprecedented situation. Because of their courage and tireless dedication, our world is a little bit safer.’

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Dr. Mike Brisson, an Osteopathic physician with South Baldwin Medical Center, is not a stranger to the word hero. Dr. Brisson, a former medevac pilot, served our country in Afghanistan. It was for his public health and epidemiology expertise that Major Brisson was called up by the Army National Guard. Dr. Brisson was an integral member of a reserve team that worked with the Alabama Department of Public health in support of medical and logistical operations in the fight against COVID-19.

When asked the feeling of being nominated as a Healthcare hero, he said “First and foremost, it is incredibly humbling. I feel this is a calling for me.” When asked who he would like to thank, he says: “Number 1, thanking my family for their support, but also have to say a special thanks to the hospital. Hancock Whitney thanks all of the healthcare heroes working around the clock to safeguard and treat us during this unprecedented situation. Because of their courage and tireless dedication, our world is a little bit safer.’

Healthcare Heroes is proudly sponsored by Hancock Whitney

‘On any normal day, Sarah Kahalley, serves as a nurse in the quality department at USA Health.  But when COVID-19 moved into Alabama, Sarah responded and became one of many heroes for her community. Sarah helped lead a team of healthcare employees who set up a COVID-19 testing site at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Testing will continue to be a vital part of battling COVID-19, as we begin to restart the economy. Sarah is quick to praise the team “They are the best human beings in the world. Anything that anyone has said is only because of the team I have. I am just someone that has been put in a role to move the pieces and they are the pieces.” And regarding being named a Healthcare Hero, Sarah says: “You don’t do it to be a hero, you do it because it’s a calling”. Hancock Whitney thanks all of the healthcare heroes working around the clock to safeguard and treat us during this unprecedented situation. Because of their courage and tireless dedication, our world is a little bit safer.’

Healthcare Heroes is proudly sponsored by Hancock Whitney

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