One hundred forty-four hours. That’s how long Hurricane Harvey lasted for the members of Baylor’s ride-out team. This group of 52 essential personnel from Facilities, Security, Center for Comparative Medicine, and Radiology agreed to be locked in behind the campus floodgates before anyone knew where the storm would make landfall or how much damage it…
The drama of Hurricane Harvey was no match for the cool professionalism of two assistant professors of radiology and two Baylor residents. They were prepared to ride out the storm and provide uninterrupted imaging services important for patient diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Tim Porea, associate professor of pediatrics – hematology and oncology and clinical director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, was part of the ride-out team at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, remaining at the hospital to coordinate care for patients for seven days.
As the floodwater began to rise around the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Shane Jenks, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, found himself taking on responsibilities he didn’t expect.