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For many people, working in healthcare is a calling. They’re driven to put in long hours in sometimes difficult conditions by a deep desire to help others.

But when an extraordinary event like a pandemic occurs, doctors, nurses and other personnel are also scared and sometimes overwhelmed, just like the rest of us.

Yet the men and women who staff our hospitals and clinics continue to go into work every day, setting aside their own concerns and selflessly caring for those in our communities — whether that means cleaning rooms, transporting patients, serving meals, screening for the new virus or performing emergency surgery. Here’s a glimpse at life inside Geisinger right now, on the front lines.


Mary Ann Heller sits in front of the machines first used to test Geisinger patients for COVID-19
Mary Ann Heller, a medical technologist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, sits in front of the machines first used to test Geisinger patients for COVID-19

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