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Health Care Workers Share Impact of Toiling Through the Pandemic

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Registered Nurse Alexis Kirsch at East End Hospice's Kanas Center in Quiogue.  DANA SHAW

Registered Nurse Alexis Kirsch at East End Hospice's Kanas Center in Quiogue. DANA SHAW

Registered Nurse Alexis Kirsch at East End Hospice's Kanas Center in Quiogue.  DANA SHAW

Registered Nurse Alexis Kirsch at East End Hospice's Kanas Center in Quiogue. DANA SHAW

Registered Nurse Alexis Kirsch in March of 2020. COURTESY ALEXIS KIRSCH

Registered Nurse Alexis Kirsch in March of 2020. COURTESY ALEXIS KIRSCH

Notes and drawings to healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center in March of 2020.  COURTESY PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER

Notes and drawings to healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center in March of 2020. COURTESY PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER

Notes and drawings to healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center in March of 2020.  COURTESY PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER

Notes and drawings to healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center in March of 2020. COURTESY PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER

Truck and tractors parade in front of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead in April of 2020, to thank healthcare workers.

Truck and tractors parade in front of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead in April of 2020, to thank healthcare workers.

Truck and tractors parade in front of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead in April of 2020, to thank healthcare workers.

Truck and tractors parade in front of Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead in April of 2020, to thank healthcare workers.

WLNG visited Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in May of 2020 to thank healthcare workers during the pandemic.  DANA SHAW

WLNG visited Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in May of 2020 to thank healthcare workers during the pandemic. DANA SHAW

WLNG visited Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in May of 2020 to thank healthcare workers during the pandemic.  DANA SHAW

WLNG visited Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in May of 2020 to thank healthcare workers during the pandemic. DANA SHAW

The Suffolk County sheriff’s office held a “Thank You Parade” for healthcare workers at The Villa At Westhampton on April 29, 2020.   DANA SHAW

The Suffolk County sheriff’s office held a “Thank You Parade” for healthcare workers at The Villa At Westhampton on April 29, 2020. DANA SHAW

The Suffolk County sheriff’s office held a “Thank You Parade” for healthcare workers at The Villa At Westhampton on April 29, 2020.   DANA SHAW

The Suffolk County sheriff’s office held a “Thank You Parade” for healthcare workers at The Villa At Westhampton on April 29, 2020. DANA SHAW

Members of the public parade past Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in April of 2020 to thank healthcare workers.  MICHAEL WRIGHT

Members of the public parade past Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in April of 2020 to thank healthcare workers. MICHAEL WRIGHT

Members of the public parade past Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in April of 2020 to thank healthcare workers.  MICHAEL WRIGHT

Members of the public parade past Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in April of 2020 to thank healthcare workers. MICHAEL WRIGHT

Members of the public parade past Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in April of 2020 to thank healthcare workers.  MICHAEL WRIGHT

Members of the public parade past Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in April of 2020 to thank healthcare workers. MICHAEL WRIGHT

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in March of 2020.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in March of 2020.

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. COURTESY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

authorCailin Riley on Mar 15, 2023
In March 2020, Alexis Kirsch had recently turned 26, and her nursing career was in its infancy. She was thriving in the post-anesthesia care unit at a busy hospital on... more

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