Senator Jeanne Shaheen Visit to Recognize Life Saving Work
Recognition for the work of our healthcare heroes came from a very special guest this year, Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Senator Shaheen visited with staff, leaders and physicians to thank everyone for their perserverence and caring for the community throughout the pandemic. In a welcome address given by Juliann Barrett, DO, President of the Medical Staff, she said, “Two years into this pandemic, health care workers continue to fight, day in and day out for the health of the people of this nation and around the world. Every day they come to work fighting an invisible enemy.” Dr. Barrett noted the shortage of healthcare workers and how the pandemic further exacerbated the issue.
Senator Shaheen agreed and sympathized with VRH leadership and staff. She shared her deep appreciation for our continued efforts, the impact we are having on care for the community and also invited Dr. Barrett to be her virtual guest for the President’s address to Congress.