Dallas Thompson and Dr. Shadi Abu-Halimah work in the CAMC Vascular Center of Excellence and were recognized for their care beyond the walls of CAMC.
Abu-Halimah saw a patient in the Vascular Center clinic at General Hospital who had an embolic event with her foot and needed urgent intervention. Unfortunately her insurance would not pay for her to have the procedure at CAMC. Once Thompson found out, he spent several hours making arrangements with a physician at another hospital to schedule her for an emergent procedure.
Afterward, the patient sent a letter letting them know her procedure was a success. She wrote that she is forever indebted to both men for their care and that it is only because of them she received the treatment she needed before her condition got out of control.