Giving Back to the Healthcare Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How Tanya Johnson Is Responding to the Outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak is pushing the world’s healthcare system to new extremes. This global health crisis has been particularly painful for our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. Healthcare facilities around the world are quickly running out of space and trained staff to care for the growing number of virus patients.
As a trained healthcare provider, Tanya Johnson is doing her part to bring this pandemic to a halt. She’s been volunteering at various hospitals across the U.S. to help limit the spread of the pandemic.
Learn more about her efforts to help those in need.
From Traveling the World to Volunteering at Local Hospitals
Tanya Johnson is known for traveling around the world in pursuit of her many philanthropic and environmental initiatives. However, travel has become nearly impossible during the pandemic, with some of the world’s largest countries, including the U.S., most of Europe, and Canada, currently on lockdown. Local citizens are being asked to stay at home and only leave their house for essentials or in case of an emergency. As a result, Tanya has had to cancel her travel plans for the foreseeable future.
Instead of staying at home and waiting for the pandemic to subside, Tanya Johnson decided to go straight to the front lines to help the many brave men and women that are risking their health to care for virus patients.
Medical centers and hospitals have been urgently calling for additional healthcare providers to help limit the spread of the virus. Tanya Johnson quickly made her way to the San Diego area to help local hospitals deal with a surge of coronavirus patients. There have already been over 1,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the San Diego area along with 40 deaths.
After volunteering in San Diego, Tanya Johnson plans to make her way to the Detroit area to help staff members and patients at the Henry Ford hospital. The city of Detroit has recently become a hot spot for the coronavirus with just under 6,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 251 deaths.
The pandemic has been particularly hard on hospital systems throughout the Detroit area. The city is home to a large number of older individuals and those with pre-existing conditions, accelerating the number of deaths and hospitalizations in the area.
Getting Back to Her Roots in Medicine
Tanya Johnson wasn’t always the world traveler and entrepreneur she is today. She began her career in the healthcare industry. As a licensed health professional, Tanya Johnson received her Doctor of Medicine from Stanford University, one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country. She has a long history of practicing clinical medicine, with an emphasis on emergency medical care. In addition to caring for patients, she has served as a healthcare consultant for biotechnology firms and international medical organizations.
These are the exact type of skills healthcare facilities need the most in order to bring this pandemic to a close. Patients with flu-like symptoms are quickly flocking to emergency rooms across the country. These facilities need providers that can respond quickly in the moment without suffering from stress and anxiety.
Tanya Johnson knows how to keep cool under pressure, so she can focus on the task at hand and save as many patients as possible from COVID-19. She’s extremely proud of the work she’s doing to help these communities in need and extends her praise to all those working on the front lines of the pandemic. She’s urging other licensed healthcare providers to volunteer and travel to other medical centers that are overwhelmed with virus patients when necessary.
Hopefully, this crisis will be a distant memory in the future. Tanya Johnson plans to get back to traveling and her philanthropic goals once the pandemic is under control. Her heart goes out to all those suffering from the virus, including our essential healthcare providers. They are putting their wellbeing at risk to care for our most vulnerable. Stay tuned as she continues to stand up for and support the healthcare community during this stressful time.