The Michigan chapter of the American Society of Critical Care Medicine, led by a Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty member, has been recognized by the national organization for its outstanding work.
The Michigan Chapter was selected to receive the 2023 Chapters Alliance Excellence Award, which recognizes a chapter for exceptional work; conducting regular academic activities; providing mentorship in academics, patient care, research and professional growth; and “demonstrating continued importance in the development and growth of the chapter.”
Heather Dolman, M.D., FACS, FCCM, associate professor of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Michael and Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery, is president of the Michigan chapter.
“It is an honor to receive recognition of our hard work that occurred during the time of a pandemic to create a multidisciplinary, multi-professional, statewide group to promote education and support for critical care,” said Dr. Dolman, who specializes in trauma and acute and critical care surgery.
Dr. Dolman and colleagues from the Michigan chapter attended the 52nd annual combined American Society of Critical Care Medicine Convocation in San Francisco in January to receive a plaque on behalf of the chapter.
Dr. Dolman and other members created the Michigan chapter in July 2020. She served as president-elect from the chapter’s inception until December 2022, and became president for a one-year term beginning in January 2023.
At the January convocation and ceremony, Dr. Dolman was also recognized as a fellow of Critical Care Medicine, an honor she received in 2022 when she became one of nine surgeons among the 71 awardees that year.
The Michigan chapter’s purpose is to foster collaboration among caregivers at a state level for the enhancement of patient care. Members include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physician assistants and other health care professionals. The chapter’s mission is to provide members with educational and research opportunities, professional resources and a chance for networking with other critical care professionals to improve the quality of critical care.