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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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Michael Black, inventory care support assistant at Geisinger Community Medical Center, makes sure patients get wherever they need to go safely.

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.

Trish Yacavoni

Feeding the Geisinger community

In the face of COVID, 3 dietitians find themselves working with food in a different way.

Teri McCormick

Feeding patients, staff and visitors during a pandemic

Teri McCormick and the rest of the Foodservice team help Geisinger keep to its healthcare mission.

Jan Mercer

Geisinger nurse beats COVID-19

After being hospitalized for 18 days, including four days on a ventilator, Janice Mercer got a grand send-off from her colleagues and caregivers after recovering from COVID-19. Here’s her story.

Lab technicians

Working the front lines from behind the scenes

Handling samples of a highly infectious virus isn’t something everyone would be willing to do. But these two analytical specialists remain capable and confident, fielding COVID tests from Geisinger’s laboratory.

Paul F Harper, supply chain supervisor at Geisinger Wyoming Valley.

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.

ICU Nurses

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.