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Doctor Describes Difficult Changes During COVID-19

Grinnell Regional Medical Center
Lauren Graham is a doctor at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

Grinnell Regional Medical Center is in Poweshiek County, which has just over a dozen confirmed cases of COVID-19. But it’s also directly south of Tama County, which has no hospital and more than 200 confirmed cases from outbreaks at a long term care facility and meat packing plant. 

Dr. Lauren Graham works at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. She's been the medical staff president since January, and she talks about what life is like on the job these days.

She’s one of the voices in Side Effects Public Media’s “Essential Voices” series, which highlights those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Natalie Krebs is IPR's Health Reporter