A hospital photographer has been showing us exactly what’s happening at one hard-hit hospital in Bergen County. Through the carefully disinfected lens of Jeff Rhode, we’re given a glimpse into the chaos that is COVID-19: The fear. The hope. The doctors and nurses.
TEANECK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – You may have seen some of his images throughout this pandemic. A hospital photographer has been showing us exactly what’s happening at one hard-hit hospital in Bergen County.
Just a few days into the closure of township schools, as students and teachers adjusted to learning remotely, Rolando Monserrat, an administrator, stumbled upon a way to help first responders and health workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. The science supervisor for the K-12 district found instructions online by Czech inventor Josef Prusa to create protective face shields using a 3D printer and plastic filament.
Holy Name is doing its best to keep pace with the number of coronavirus patients that continue to come in. Medical staff is exhausted. P People are dying. Yet they return each shift despite the threat the deadly and highly contagious respiratory disease poses. Their e experiences reveal the strain, stress and danger doctors and nurses face each day on the front lines as they battle the pandemic and try t to save lives.
Brian Moriarty is Holy Name paramedic. Normally, he would be spending most of his work hours in an ambulance but these are not normal times. He spends his time inside the hospital providing back-up to ICU nurses treating coronavirus patients.
Nurses of New Jersey, as professional as they come, show up, follow their training, hold patients’ hands. They claim their places among the bed pans and at bedsides of people likely to die sooner or later from this 21st century pandemic.
In just over a month, the novel coronavirus has transformed Holy Name Medical Center. Photographer Jeff Rhode has an inside view as the NJ hospital took on the crisis, chronicling the ways the staff pulled together for the massive undertaking.