May 9, 2020
"I realized that if I wanted to care about my patients, I had to care about the policies in the hospital," Zink said in a December episode of the Alaska Landmine podcast.
She and a group of peers worked to reinvigorate Alaska's chapter of an emergency room doctors advocacy group, the American College of Emergency Physicians. Her work with ACEP took her to lobby in Washington, D.C., where she made an impression on Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.
"She was this young, articulate, hard-charging woman that you just think, 'Man, TV shows should revolve around people just like her,' " said Murkowski, who's friendly with Zink and calls herself a "huge fan."
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