Class of 2022’s Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Tour of Emergency Department

Students from the Class of 2022 participate in a virtual tour through Zoom.In preparation for the upcoming Health Care Day on Feb. 9, the LBC Class of 2022 took a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of UM St. Joseph Medical Group’s Emergency Department.

Nurse Manager Beth Nash shared many insights with the class. For example, the ED sees about 130 people each day and that the ED opened a Flex Care Unit in January 2020 to better serve behavioral health needs.

The ED staff is committed and compassionate, but needs the help of our community leaders to meet the ever-growing demand. Some of the ED’s immediate needs include:

  • Support for patients with autism, such as referrals for bed placement and in-home resources
  • Training for hospital security personnel
  • Training for clinical staff on personal safety
  • Psychiatry student rotations
  • Advocate for more pediatric services of all types
  • Child life specialist volunteers
  • Video games, books, puzzles, games, crayons
  • Group and individual counseling for clinical staff

If you or your company can help with any of the ED needs, please contact Beth Nash at

Let’s see our LBC alumni network in action!