COVID-19 Story Tip: Front-Line Worker Story — Cheryl Connors — Rise


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 who have the dangerous coronavirus disease. The dedication, determination and spirit enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.

Cheryl Connors, D.N.P., is the director of Johns Hopkins’ Resilience in Stressful Events (RISE) program, which provides trained emotional support for Johns Hopkins Hospital employees who encounter stressful patient related events. In conversations with staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Connors helps front-line care workers cope with fears of being exposed to the virus and exhaustion from working long hours in personal protective equipment.

Connors is available for interviews.

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