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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending March 12th

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Temple University Health System’s preparations for and treatment of patients amidst the coronavirus pandemic continue to be part of the media’s COVID-19 coverage.

  • NBC10 is showcasing stories of Philadelphia-area women who are making a difference during Women’s History Month in March. A recent segment featured Marissa Pietrolungo, a nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit who volunteered to work in the COVID-19 ICU in the Boyer Building. Marissa shared her experience over the past year helping patients say goodbye to loved ones, as well as celebrating those who recovered from the coronavirus.
  • Tony S. Reed, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer for an article about patients who receive treatment at Philadelphia hospitals but are unable to receive the coronavirus vaccine from them because they don’t live in the city.
  • Dr. Reed also spoke with Temple Update about vaccinating Temple Health staff and transitioning the process to patients.
  • Angie Cleghorn, a nurse in the intensive care unit at Temple University Hospital-Jeanes Campus, reflected on what it’s been like working through the COVID-19 pandemic and what gives her hope going forward in a Philadelphia Inquirer article marking one year on the front lines.