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Episode 8-9: Front line providers
As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues, MennoHealth Cast host, Joann Hunsberger, speaks with two front line providers, Anna Hershey and Kaedi Baer. Both Anna and Kaedi are nurses who have been redeployed during the pandemic. This is a two-part podcast. In part 1, Anna, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, talks about working at a coronavirus testing location. In part 2, Kaedi, who normally works in a surgical center in Parker, Colorado, has been redeployed to an emergency room. Listen as both women discuss some of the challenges of redeployment and working at the front line of the pandemic.
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MennoHealth Cast seeks to highlight the personal stories of nurses, doctors, health researchers, dentists, chaplains, social workers, advanced practitioners, and others involved in various fields related to the care of human beings. MennoHealth Cast is hosted by Joann Hunsberger, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management in children.
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