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Boston Hospital Medical Staff Brave Blizzard On Skis

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

BY EMMANUELLE SALIBA

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After a howling blizzard with hurricane-force winds socked Boston with 21 inches of snow on Tuesday, some nurses and doctors hitched rides with police or put on skis and snowshoes to get to work.

Kelli O'Laughlin, one of the doctor's at Brigham and Women's Hospital who skied to work, found her ride "fun" and "exhilarating." She told NBC's Miguel Almaguer that doctors have to come in to work because"the emergency department is one of those places where 24 hours a day, 7 days a week it's always going."

"Our sincerest thanks to all employees that have gone to extraordinary lengths to get to the hospital during the storm," wrote the hospital in an Instagram post along with a photo of pathology technician Vivian Chan on snowshoes.

Source: www.nbcnews.com

Topics: work, staff, snow, blizzard, storm, weather, commute, healthcare, Boston, Massachusetts, nurse, nurses, health care, medical, hospital, career

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