According to statistics, Baptist Health Louisville has cared for 10% of Kentucky’s COVID-19 patients, and as president, Larry Gray has led the front lines of care at the hospital. He has seen firsthand the effects the pandemic has had on nurses, physicians and other staff providing direct patient care, as well as those who support them. He was also there in December, when the first dose of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus was given. For this episode, he takes time out to describe that hopeful moment, as well as ongoing efforts to keep morale high at the hospital. He discusses his greatest challenges, lessons learned, and the long-term impact the pandemic could have on healthcare. In addition, he details the careful planning it has taken to be prepared to safely store and properly administer the vaccine.
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