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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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Dan Bisset

COVID-19 survivor gets heartfelt send-off

Daniel Bisset never expected to be one of Geisinger’s first coronavirus patients. But after 24 days — and a 0% to 5% chance of survival — he was finally able to leave the hospital and reunite with his family.

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.

Dr. Sharma

A glimpse into the ICU

When it comes to caring for the most severely ill patients with COVID-19, intensive care teams around the world are on the front lines. Here’s how one ICU doctor manages to find peace amidst a global pandemic.

face mask

The power of 3D printing: From raw material to protecting our front lines

The 3D printing lab at Geisinger is already an amazing team — now instead of producing models of organs, they’re creating devices to keep our teams safe during the COVID-19 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

Geisinger paramedic Ken Kihlthau sits in his ambulance wearing his face mask.

Responding to emergencies during a pandemic

Geisinger paramedic Ken Kihlthau talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on his job: “There’s a lot more planning involved in each call.”

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