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Patient Story

Top stories of 2020

Get a dose of inspiration by exploring our most extraordinary tales of heroism and medical miracles.

‘Running full-tilt’

Getting tested for COVID-19? Thank the dedicated laboratory services team for getting the results for you.

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‘Take this seriously’

After a three-week battle with COVID-19, Dr. David Burkard returns to work as an emergency medicine resident.

‘We are here to fight’

Meet the dream team that works at a drive-up specimen-collection site, helping patients learn if they have COVID-19.

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‘We are so thankful’

June and Glenn Troyer, a couple in their 80s, both fell ill with COVID-19. After spending 10 days apart, they reunited in physical therapy.

Heroes at the door

To put patients at ease, hospital team members have honed the perfect blend of helpful and friendly.

‘They stepped up to the plate’

Health care providers rely on teamwork, skills and compassion as they treat and comfort patients with COVID-19.

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‘Do not ignore the warnings’

Migrant farmworker Quirino Mejia has spent much of his summer in the hospital for COVID-19 treatment. He shares a cautionary message.

‘We’re still in this’

Almost six months into the COVID-19 battle, Blodgett ICU team members continue the fight. Together.

‘You put your heart and soul into it’

The ICU team draws on support from each other and the community as they care for patients with COVID-19.

‘We’re going to be OK’

Nurses give and receive support in providing frontline care while sharing messages of hope and gratitude.

‘People like him are the reason we’ll get through this’

Shane Carne wanted to help during COVID-19, so he volunteered to leave his post as a surgical operating room nurse to work as an intensive care nurse.