Remembering Rebecca Barnebey

Rebecca Barnebey
Rebecca Barnebey

Rebecca brought many strengths to the Lax Center in the years she was our nurse manager, and she was loved by patients and staff alike. We extend our deepest condolences to her husband Dennis Barnebey, and to all her family.

While Rebecca worked at FIGHT she contributed these thoughts to our website:

“I joined FIGHT as a full time employee in October of 2006. During that month, the staff gathered to honor those patients who had passed during the previous year. As each persons name was mentioned, a staff member spoke in tribute. As we shared in these incredible stories of sadness, of joy, of lives lived with hardship, pain, loneliness, and love, we cried and we laughed together. I knew I was in the right place. I had found a workplace where there was a community of supportive providers able to see and honor the beauty of each patient.”

“I have worked as a nurse in hospitals, schools, residential settings, summer camps, and private homes. In no other setting have I had the privilege to work where ALL of my co-workers share the level of devotion and commitment to patients lives that I continue to find at FIGHT.”

“I would just add my sincere appreciation and thanks to each person living with the virus and FIGHTing to make healthier choices every day.”

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center


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