Women in Emergency Medicine
Deep in South Carolina’s “Dark Corner,” where peach orchards and moonshine were once a way of life, WEM assembled at Dr. Laurie Malmstrom’s secluded Cat Daddy Cove. Thunderheads over the Blue Ridge Mountains threatened our good time, but they soon passed north and allowed us to dive in and enjoy the spring fed pond on the property. While you’ll most often find Dr. Malmstrom (wo)manning shifts in the Pediatric ED and adult side too, there’s just as likely a chance that you’ll find her out floating in the waters of Cat Daddy Cove during the warm months of the year. She shared with us this piece of paradise, and our group relaxed on the dock, rode kayaks, SUP boards, and spent the evening swimming in the water. Laurie’s love for the place is abundantly clear. Its history as a peach orchard with a rise overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains and tree ringed cove made it an inviting site for all. Just as the group was breaking up for the night we were rewarded with a mind-blowing magenta-peach sunset over the water. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the rustic relaxation! For those of you who missed it, we’ll surely be out there again.