Workforce Perspectives Video Series

The COVID-19 pandemic forever changed the health care workforce. As part of the AHA’s #WeAreHealthCare campaign, this series of videos highlight the various roles within a hospital or health system as well as the commitment and passion of those health care workers who do them. Below are their inspiring stories.

Health Care Workforce Videos

Chief Strategy Officer

December 2023

Dave, chief strategy officer at Meritus Health, shares how caring for people and impacting the community are what drives many people to work in health care.

Program Manager

November 2023

Program manager Odessa of Meritus Health shares her commitment and dedication to serve the community.


October 2023

Traci, paramedic and director of East Poweshiek Ambulance Service, explains how her purpose is to help people in their time of need.

Environmental Services Tech

September 2023

Blanca, an Environmental Services (EVS) Tech at Meritus Health, explains how her role helps keep both patients and hospital staff safe.

Physical Therapist

August 2023

Physical therapist Thomas of UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center explains why helping people improve and reach their goals is so fulfilling.


July 2023

Angela, the chaplain of Meritus Health, explains why her work isn't just a job, but a calling. 


Medical Assistant

June 2023

Medical assistant Stephanie of Meritus Health explains her passion to care for people and the community.

Obstetrics Nurse

May 2023

Cherish Hansen of UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Iowa, shares what drives her and makes working as an obstetrics nurse so special.

We Are Hospitals

May 2023

Hospitals and health care workers have stood strong for their communities, and they play a vital role in our society to keep communities healthy. Their commitment to caring for patients and communities is reflected in the work they do every day across hospitals and health systems.

For the full Workforce Perspectives video playlist, click here.