‘It is the best medicine’
ICU patients and family members share virtual visits, with help from donated iPads and technical assistance.
Sue Thoms is a writer and storyteller who joined Health Beat after a 30-year career at The Grand Rapids Press. She loves writing stories that shine a light on the resilience and beauty of the human spirit. In addition to medical features, she writes fiction and has published seven picture books for children. Michigan born and raised, Sue enjoys exploring the state with her family―especially the lakes, sand dunes and ski hills. Contact her at email@example.com.
Community members create face masks and donate supplies to help those caring for patients during the global pandemic.
In outdoor tents, health care professionals collect specimens for patients with appointments for testing.