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Healthcare workers find thanks, hope for better days this Thanksgiving

[Fox 9 News, November 26, 2020] A walk through the halls of any Minnesota hospital and you would never know it's Thanksgiving day. The staff is so busy, they barely have time to eat, and many of the patients are so sick they are sedated.

While working holidays is nothing new, this Thanksgiving is strikingly different.

“The most striking thing about thanksgiving this year is the absence of patient’s families,” said Dr. John Litell. Litell works in the Intensive Care Unit at Abbott Northwestern. “An important part of care is bringing loved ones around. We’ve always known that, but this is the first time we really feel it…especially on a day like Thanksgiving.”

Posted on November 27, 2020 in coronavirusAbbott Northwestern HospitalInfectious Disease

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