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The Creatives of COVID: Finding Inspiration Amid a Pandemic

Episode 13 of The Health Nexus Podcast

The last year has often felt like a never-ending one. It’s as if the year 2020 was just one long month of March. And here we are, a year later, with tremendous social and economic upheaval, and a virus that continues to devastate across the world. Amid the chaos, though, there has been so much creativity.

In this episode, we meet four individuals who brought especially creative projects to Jefferson Health, including artists who discovered new talents and patients who gave back to their care teams in creative ways.

Check out The Health Nexus for more stories about our lives in the pandemic, including a multimedia-rich oral history of the past year.

Four portraits of Jefferson Health nurses
Artist Jayashree Krishnan has taken her artwork in a new direction by working on portraits for healthcare workers, including nurses from Jefferson Health, during the pandemic.
Patient doing physical therapy exercises
Eli Robbins was hospitalized during the pandemic, without COVID-19, and then received treatment at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
Images of a thank you card
The care patient Eli Robbins received at Jefferson, inspired him to create some artwork as a thank you to his whole care team.
healthcare workers reading cards
Local high school student Naomi Lucaf created the Keep This Heart project, that delivers meaningful thank you messages with origami hearts to essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
healthcare workers standing in front of a wooden American flag
Lorenzo Liberti, a 16-year-old from Florida, selected Jefferson Health as the Pennsylvania recipient of a handmade, wooden flag, as part of his larger project of donating flags to the most-impacted hospitals in each of the 50 states. He calls them Heroic Flags, and they are his way of honoring the men and women he calls his heroes for showing up for their communities, even if it means putting themselves at risk.
Four portraits of Jefferson Health nurses
Patient doing physical therapy exercises
Images of a thank you card
healthcare workers reading cards
healthcare workers standing in front of a wooden American flag
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