During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford (Connecticut) HealthCare has declared May "Health Care Heroes Month" to recognize all health care professionals working around the clock to care for patients, clean and disinfect patient rooms and common areas, provide emotional support — and so much more. To help demonstrate what it takes to be a health care hero, the hospital released a poignant video filmed by one of its ICU nurses, describing and showing firsthand life on the front lines during COVID-19.
The two-minute film offers a glimpse at the emotional and physical toll this pandemic has had on health care workers and how they are bravely managing.
In the nurse’s own words: "It's an honor to care for all of the people that are struggling through this pandemic. And to have such incredible co-workers. … I work with an amazing group of super-human people, and we are a family here." To patients, she says: "The impact of COVID is very difficult. … Just know that we're here."