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.
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.
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.
Geisinger’s transport “ninjas” enter the spotlight
Transporting patients who are impacted by the coronavirus gives inventory care support assistant Michael Black the chance to reassure them during a frightening time.
Feeding patients, staff and visitors during a pandemic
Teri McCormick and the rest of the Foodservice team help Geisinger keep to its healthcare mission.
The supply chain team meeting the hospitals’ demands
From linen requests to oxygen supplies to hand sanitizer, Paul Harper and his supply chain team make sure Geisinger hospitals and clinics have the supplies they need.
What a day: 3 COVID-19 patients taken off ventilators
To take even one patient in the ICU off a ventilator after nearly two weeks takes a team of heroes, and on April 7, the team at Geisinger Community Medical Center extubated three.