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Radio Diary: On The Frontlines

A nurse administers care to a patient in the acute care COVID unit at Harborview Medical Center on May 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
A nurse administers care to a patient in the acute care COVID unit at Harborview Medical Center on May 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

This radio diary is a part of our hour that checks in with nurses around the country. Listen here.


The U.S. health care system relies on tens of thousands of workers — nurses, doctors, lab technicians, porters, food service workers, sanitation workers and many more.

But in the midst of the pandemic, what is it about health care that’s keeping them there? We talk with two health care workers about the support they need and their experiences on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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Nina Geiss is a nursing assistant in the orthopedic surgery unit at Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown, New York.

Adam Hohman is a nurse practitioner who lives in North Dakota, and works for Minnesota-based Essentia Health.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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