Stories from the Front Lines

Here are the stories of health care workers across the field fighting coronavirus, caring for their families, supporting each other and coping every day. They are more than just heroes. They are real people overcoming extraordinary challenges and saving lives. #HealthcareHeroes #AlwaysThere

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The South Carolina Hospital Association deployed a traveling billboard to thank front-line workers throughout the state.

Medical students offer helping hands to health care workers and their children at their homes.

Harrison Memorial Hospital and its small-town community demonstrate the tenacity of the human spirit in the fight against COVID-19.

Medical students in Texas are answering community hotline calls and providing crucial help during the pandemic.

Front-line staff at St. Rose Dominican Hospital make sure a 91-year-old patient's birthday is special.

A "Rise Up For Heroes" CARE-avan celebrates front-line health care workers in St. Louis.

At UofL Health, the “Power of U” means compassion and appreciation.

An ICU nurse films a poignant video about life on the front lines at Hartford HealthCare, which has declared May "Health Care Heroes Month."

High school students helped create robotic trays for use by health care workers at Hendrick Health System in Texas.

Summit Healthcare in Arizona taps social media to improve access to behavioral health care during this pandemic.

Two Intermountain Healthcare teams traveled from Utah to New York to help overwhelmed health care workers—and gain valuable knowledge and experience.

Kettering Medical Center finds a creative way to thank health care workers with a honk and honor salute

Elliot Health System nurses know a clean and safe environment is vital to combatting COVID-19 and honor their environmental services team as health care heroes.

ICU nurses at Cedars-Sinai rely on teamwork and technology as they provide compassionate care for patients.

At Baystate Health hospitals, the "Rocky" theme song plays as staff cheer for recovered COVID-19 patients leaving the hospital to return home.

Though most patients are isolated during treatment for COVID-19, health care workers offer care and comfort in creative ways.

COVID-19 has been a devastating experience everywhere, but in small, rural hospitals and their communities, the impact is particularly intense.

At Coffey Health System, the board of trustees shows its appreciation to hospital staff.

Cody Regional Health in Wyoming created a wellness pod for hardworking staff.

Hospital and health system leaders are finding meaningful ways to honor staff and support resilience.

An anesthesiology resident in Portland, Ore., educates followers on social distancing and more in a unique way.

How do parents on the front lines talk about COVID-19 challenges with their children? Here’s how one Philadelphia area family is coping.

FCN creates virtual community connections to share COVID-19 updates, resources and spiritual support.

Wynn, a yellow Lab, makes life a little less stressful at a Denver hospital.

Tanner Health System is using social media to encourage and inspire health care workers. Cookies help too.

A Montana doctor designed a surgical mask for 3D printing.

For health care workers with children, returning home from a shift means taking extra precautions before sharing hugs and kisses.

A 9-year-old reporter interviews two physicians at Children’s Hospital Colorado about novel coronavirus.

Sometimes the smallest gestures can have the biggest impact.

Two Mayo Clinic surgery residents share their rendition of “Imagine” during the COVID-19 crisis.

MetroHealth and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank are partnering to make home deliveries of fresh produce to community members in need during the pandemic.

Nurse with mask on holding and IV drip

At Providence St. Joseph Health in Washington state, staff and volunteers are making face shields and surgical masks to protect health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients.

Person in jacket trying to keep hands warm

Kaiser Permanente is committing $1 million to support the coronavirus response for the homeless population.

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