Methodist in the Media

Health Care Workers Cope With Stress, Long Hours as They Treat COVID-19 Patients

Published: Nov. 30, 2020

Health care workers across Nebraska are struggling under the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the hospitalizations and deaths that have followed.

The workers say they are tired and worried about having to treat even more patients if Nebraskans don’t take the necessary steps to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Their concern is that as hard as they try, a continued onslaught will compromise their ability to provide top-notch care.

Hear from Paige Pioppi, a pulmonology nurse practitioner at Methodist Fremont Health; Kyle Kreger, director of the critical care unit at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs; and Tim Hoarty, service leader of Methodist Hospital’s critical care unit.

Omaha World-Herald: Health care workers cope with stress, long hours as they treat COVID-19 patients