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.
Long live heroes: Athletic trainers take to the front lines
Sidelined from their normal duties of helping athletes heal and get back in the game, certified athletic trainers spring into action on the COVID-19 front lines.
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.
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.