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Patient Story

‘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.

‘It is absolutely an honor’

In a unit dedicated to caring for COVID-19 patients, health care workers speak with compassion and pride about their roles.

Patient Story

‘It is so good to have victories’

After 10 days in the ICU fighting COVID-19, Don Force grew strong enough to leave—and that called for a special celebration.

Appreciation for those ‘fighting the good fight’

Every day at 5:30 p.m., River House residents put on a patriotic show from their balconies to recognize all the workers keeping the country going. 

Glowing with gratitude

Cascade Township neighbors create a luminary walk to honor health care providers.

A big sign of support for health care workers

East Grand Rapids neighbors rally to thank Spectrum Health team members along their daily commute.

COVID-19 donations: ‘It gives me goosebumps’

Donations of masks, gowns, food and flowers pour in to help the health care workers on the front line.

COVID-19: Triage space open for screening

A tent extension of the emergency department is helping to screen those who have symptoms so medical workers are able to best serve the medical needs of the overall community.

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