Nobody Should Die Alone

2020 ⸱ 

Sonali Wilborn, MD, MBA, HMDC with Matt Richtel


At the start of the pandemic, many patients with COVID-19 were forced to face the end of life alone. Palliative care physician Sonali Wilborn and her team defied the cruel conviction that isolation was the only way to keep family and providers safe. Together, they created an inpatient hospice unit for COVID19 patients—in just eight days.

About the speaker(s)

Sonali Wilborn, MD, MBA, HMDC is the chief medical officer for Heart of Hospice which has seventeen service locations across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Sonali and her team pioneered the first inpatient hospice unit for patients with COVID-19 to provide specialized end-of-life care to patients while keeping families and caregivers safe. She also serves as the chief clinical officer for GAPS Health, a physician-led organization that provides leadership and training for providers who care for the frail, elderly and the chronically ill.

Matt Richtel is a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for theNew York Times. Matt focuses on science, technology, business and narrative-driven storytelling, his most recent nonfiction book,An Elegant Defense, provides a riveting account of the extraordinary new science of the immune system.

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