Cancer Survivor is #2Mean4Cancer

Only nine months into their marriage, Joe was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver. He credits the care he received at the Lahey Cancer Institute with saving his life. And now, Joe and Nicole are rallying their family and friends to join them in raising money and running the Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run.

Cancer Survivor is #2Mean4Cancer

Only nine months into their marriage, Joe was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver. He credits the care he received at the Lahey Cancer Institute with saving his life. And now, Joe and Nicole are rallying their family and friends to join them in raising money and running the Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run.

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Healthcare Heroes: Sean Hurley, CRNA

Staff from the operating room and other units are pitching in to help in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units (ICU) at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sean Hurley, CRNA, says the teamwork he has seen in the ICU is an inspiration during what has been a tough time for so many.

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Healthcare Heroes: CDW Healthcare and Lahey’s 6th-Floor Nurses

Seeing your loved one for the last time and having that last conversation is an important part of the grieving process. Marilyn MacIntosh almost didn’t get to see her brother, Bob, one last time before he succumbed to COVID-19. But thanks to a donation of 50 iPads to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center from CDW Healthcare, she was able to say goodbye.

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Healthcare Heroes: Mary Bazylewicz, LICSW

Patient care has completely changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just on the front lines of the outbreak, but for social workers and therapists, too. Mary Bazylewicz, LICSW, is a licensed social worker in Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Department of General Internal Medicine. In this time of social distancing, she has had to provide therapy via telehealth. 

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Giving to Healthcare Heroes: Sam and Caroline Brabeck

Every day, Sam and Caroline Brabeck ask their father about his day at work. David Brabeck, MD, a physician at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and his daughters could see that the long days were tiring, not just for their dad, but for the patients, too. They started a poster campaign to brighten people’s days, and it took off.

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Healthcare Heroes: Sara Davies, MD

Sara Davies, MD, wanted to help the hospital where she worked for more than 30 years, but she was concerned about coming out of retirement, like some of her colleagues had. “I’m in a high-risk group,” she explained.

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Healthcare Heroes: Lahey’s Emergency Department

During the pandemic, the medical staff at Lahey’s Joseph C. Corkery, MD, Emergency Center is responding just that way, as they are experiencing the expected surge of COVID-19 patients firsthand. The contagious virus has changed everyday life, not just for patients, but for the people who treat them. 

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