COVID-19 Story Tip: Front-line Worker Story – Ben Bigelow – The Go Team
It seems there will never be enough “thank you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff members who are working around the clock to help patients with the dangerous coronavirus disease. Their dedication, determination and spirit enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.
Ben Bigelow has spent the past few months organizing efforts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to address and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in community living facilities. This initiative was formed when Johns Hopkins leadership realized it needed to be proactive to prevent outbreaks like those seen in care facilities across the country.
“Our goal has been to partner with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, as well as homeless shelters and in-patient treatment programs, to offer testing and infection prevention guidance,” says Bigelow. “I’m proud to be part of an initiative that has allowed us to serve at-risk populations in our community.”
Bigelow is available for interviews. Email JHMedia@jhmi.edu.
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