A dedicated doctor in Atlanta didn’t let the dangerous road conditions following a winter storm stop him from coming into work to treat patients.
Last week, Dr. Dean McKenzie, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, was unable to drive to the hospital due to the icy conditions leftover from a massive winter storm.
Instead of staying home, he walked more than a mile in frigid temperatures, snow and ice to get there, the hospital said on Facebook.
When icy roads prevented Dr. McKenzie, our Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, from driving to work yesterday, he walked a…
“Thank you to the men and women who made it possible to continue with surgeries, procedures and exams as winter weather swirled outside this week,” the children’s hospital wrote.
The post garnered more than 20,000 reactions, nearly 4,000 shares and several hundreds of comments from people commending the doctor and other staff members for their hard work and commitment to their patients.
Last week, snow and ice coated the deep South, prompting officials to close roadways and schools. At least 10 people died as a result of the storm – either from the cold or in weather-related traffic accidents, ABC News reported.