Connections: A Provider’s Journaling Project


Welcome to Connections - A Provider’s Journaling Project! We believe that each of you has a great deal to share about your personal and professional experiences during this extraordinary time. Through this platform, we wanted to provide a space where you can reflect on your COVID-19 journey, share your stories, and see what colleagues have experienced. Ultimately, our hope is to compile these messages into a historical COVID-19 compendium of experiences that authentically reflects this unique moment in time and gives a voice to what we collectively experienced as caregivers and as humans.

We thank you for your interest in this important initiative and we value your personal story. We also hope you will take some time to enjoy the stories from your colleagues on this page.

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Sharing your story with others paves the way to healing. Connect with healthcare providers around the world through your shared experiences, offer encouragement and support, and join our welcoming community.

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The Latest Journals

Clock iconNovember 9, 2023

Healing Gratitude

I’m not sure where to begin but I know I have to start somewhere. The cliches of burnout and the “broken healer” play in my head. I have this restlessness...

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Michael Tomberg, MD
Clock iconNovember 3, 2021

The Billboard

Dr. Nick Stine forwarded a story from the New England Journal of Medicine that was very heartfelt and touching. Please take a moment to reflect on the message. ‘The Billboard’

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Rachel H. Kowalsky, M.D., M.P.H.
Clock iconMarch 3, 2021

A Tale of COVID

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cells No virus was stirring in health care personnel. Vials were in freezers, carefully arrayed, For deltoids just waiting for mRNA....

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Karen Hopp, MD
Clock iconFebruary 3, 2021

The Flowers Fall

“The grass withers and the flowers fall,” I read from Isaiah to the small group gathered there, “but the word of our God stands forever.” The small group sat in...

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Ted Scoggins, MD
Clock iconFebruary 3, 2021


Even though, first, our chairs inside the tent were stolen, then our table, then our electric cord, and even though someone slashed it up a little with a blade, it...

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Ted Scoggins, MD
Clock iconFebruary 1, 2021


Just after Christmas on a recent Saturday, at about 7:45 AM, I arrived at the hospital and walked through the back entrance and had my temperature taken and I sanitized...

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Ted Scoggins, MD
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