Perspective is pivotal for critical care physicians, especially in the age of COVID-19.

“One fundamental I live by is that my worst day is better than any of my ICU patients’ best day,” said Dr. Ari Sareli, Memorial’s chief of critical care medicine and Memorial Physician Group’s chief physician executive. “COVID has created extreme challenges for providing healthcare, but our goals as physicians remain the same: to care for patients, the community, and positively impact the lives that we touch.

Even when faced with slim chances of survival, and an overwhelming probability of death, we are 100% committed to maximal efforts to save a life,” said Dr. Sareli. “We carry the responsibility of treating patients during the worst times of their lives and we should never miss any opportunity to make a difference in our patients’ lives and those of their families.”