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Olivia Decker

Heroes, right here.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, and are right here in our communities, tackling one of the greatest challenges modern healthcare has ever faced. Read, watch and listen to their stories.

The phlebotomist who, after a long shift at the hospital, spends her free time cooking and delivering hot meals to seniors and truck drivers. A physical therapy assistant plucked from her normal duties and redeployed to screen her friends and neighbors in a tent outside the ER. The environmental services workers who sanitize, disinfect and deep-clean our hospitals and clinics, putting their own health at risk in the process.

We’re surrounded every day by heroes.

Whether you’re locked down in a self-quarantine, you’re directly caring for friends and family or you’re out there on the front lines screening and educating our communities — we’re all connected at this moment in history. Together, we move through these unsettling and unprecedented times — and together, we will come out stronger on the other side.

In honor of those working tirelessly to get us through the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re sharing the stories of our heroes and the incredible work they do. 
Here are a few — among the countless we’re surrounded by — who work endlessly inside and outside our hospitals’ walls bringing hope and better health to our communities. Each and every day.
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Business at Resurrection Movement Studio has been impacted by the spread of the coronavirus

'Our actions, no matter how small, impact our entire community'

One small business owner shares his plea to the community: “When people reach out and ask how they can help — it’s to follow the guidelines anywhere you go.”

Mary Hayes and Amber Baker, EVS team members

Working hard to keep our hospitals and clinics safe

Environmental services staff works 24/7 to keep Geisinger hospitals and clinics safe and clean. Here’s an inside glimpse of a day’s work for our EVS team.

Performing surgery using additional protective measures.

Going the extra mile for safety

Innovative OR approach protects patients and staff from COVID-19

 family baking together

Geisinger doctors team up to help Spanish speakers navigate healthcare during pandemic

COVID-19 created new challenges in communicating with Spanish-speaking patients and communities — and new ways to overcome the barriers.

Joe Delia, RN, Geisinger at Home case manager, is ready to see patients.

Providing in-home care during COVID-19

Geisinger at Home doesn’t miss a beat during the pandemic

Staff come together to build intubation cubes for COVID-19 units.

How COVID-19 compares to other pandemics

H1N1 and Ebola offered valuable lessons to prepare Geisinger teams for the COVID-19 pandemic

Student learning online

Learning at a distance: New approaches to reach students outside the classroom

Although students aren’t physically in the classroom, the learning never stopped for the Danville Area School District