Despite the challenges, Henington emphasizes the team’s commitment to serve patients and the community. In addition to the nurses and physicians, other teams throughout the health system play crucial supporting roles to keep the busy ERs operating 24 hours, seven days a week, including environmental services, security and food services. All have been stepping up amid this surge.
And for the caregivers, they may be ending their shifts exhausted, but they know they are making a difference.
“There’s no place I’d rather be,” Henington said.