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Healthcare Workers Front and Center During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 06, 2020

Even if  we were not commemorating National Nurses Week, National Hospital Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week this month, it would certainly feel like it.

The signs are everywhere in communities across Connecticut, on mailboxes and lawns, in household windows and on windshields. Our health, and the state’s healthcare workers, have become a powerful focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is showing its thanks.

“These messages and moments are making a tremendous impact, helping us all to get through this difficult and challenging time,” says Jeffrey A. Flaks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartford HealthCare.

Hartford HealthCare also declared May HealthCare Heroes Month.

“HealthCare Heroes share their dedication and skill with us,” says Flaks, “in our hospitals, in nursing homes, in laboratories and health centers. They work at bedsides, in cafeterias, rehab centers and residents’ homes.”

Today, which marks the start of National Nurses Week — commencing each year on the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing — we’d like to share with you the video below featuring a Hartford Healthcare nurse who cares for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

And please click here for profiles of Hartford HealthCare’s 2020 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing recipients.

Need to see your doctor? New Patient? For more information about Hartford HealthCare virtual health visits, click here.

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