McLeod Health Offers Grand Rounds – A Virtual Glimpse into McLeod’s COVID-19 Response


Pictured from left to right: Jenna Swindler, PharmD; Dr. Ramesh Bharadwaj; Dr. Dale Lusk; Dr. Tarek Bishara; and Dr. Marwan Elya.

On Wednesday, May 20, McLeod Health held a COVID-19 Grand Rounds for medical staff through a live webcast. Moderated by McLeod Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dale Lusk, a panel of McLeod physician and clinical leaders discussed COVID-19 background and trends, testing, clinical therapeutic options, and critical care management. This event was produced by the McLeod Innovation team under the supervision of Dr. Michael Rose, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for McLeod Health.

Panel presenters included Dr. Ramesh Bharadwaj, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology  for McLeod Health; Dr. Tarek Bishara, Chair of Pathology and Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories at McLeod Health; Dr. Marwan Elya, pulmonary and critical care specialist and Medical Director of McLeod Critical Care Intensivists at McLeod Regional Medical Center; and Jenna Swindler, PharmD, Pharmacist Co-Chair of the McLeod Health Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and a Process Manager in Operational Effectiveness.

Physicians and staff throughout McLeod Health viewed the live stream and could submit questions for the panel’s response. Questions included further discussion on ongoing treatment options and testing parameters. For those unable to view the live webcast, a recording of the broadcast will be made provided upon request and CME credit is available. For more information, call (843) 777-6777.