I was recently mobilized to be one of two Navy Reserve Medicine LNOs leading a team of 200 Reserve physicians and nurses responding to the COVID-19 crisis in New York City. I am normally assigned as the XO of Reserve Expeditionary Medical Facility Great Lakes, out of Great Lakes, Illinois. A colleague and I are now embedded in the U.S. Army’s 44th Medical Brigade TOC at Javits Center, part of a large joint team. My Navy team is split into five (soon to be seven) small teams that are sent out to local hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. They are truly on the frontlines, contributing valuable expertise and staff augmentation to these hospitals. To think, a year ago, I was deep in the world of Collaborate sessions and Forums!
CAPT Lisa Gittleman, Nurse Corps, USN
Distance Class of 2019