More than 20 nurses who work at St. Charles Bend—and are part of the Oregon Nurses Association—gathered on the lawn by the hospital last week for this shot. Source photographer Megan Baker said both the social distancing requirement and facemasks made for a challenging shoot, but the nurses’ strong gazes and determined postures say it all.
Renee Ruiz, a labor representative for Bend and Prineville nurses, organized the photo. David Hilderbrand was in the shot: he’s the ONA Chair for SCB, and in an April Source story, offered an insider’s perspective into what it’s like to work on the intubation team with COVID-19-positive patients during the pandemic.
The photo features nurses that work everywhere from the St. Charles Family Birthing Center team to those in the Emergency Department and Operating Room.