The Tony Torbey ICU Family Communication Fund at UNMH

This fund was created to bridge distances between the patient and their family through technology. Families often are not able to see their loved-ones when they are critically ill due to distance or hardships that prevent them from getting to the hospital. But, nothing has been more challenging for families of patients than those critically ill during the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is in honor of the brilliant, gregarious and kind father of Dr. Michel Torbey (UNM Professor, Chair of Neurology/Neurointensivist) and father-in-law of Dr. Diana Greene-Chandos (UNM Associate Professor of Neurology/Neurointensivst) who lost his life to COVID-19. Tony Torbey was an entrepreneur, CEO of multiple businesses, husband to his wife of 53 years, Wadad Torbey (a retired critical care nurse); father of three sons; and grandfather to nine. He was taken far too soon, but will always be in our hearts.