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Waterbury Hospital ICU Tech to run


Raquel “Rocky” Robinson has worked at Waterbury Hospital for more than 20 years. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked as a patient care technician in the intensive care unit surrounded by very sick and dying patients.

“It was like the end of the world,” said Robinson.

For Robinson, who had started running just a few months prior, running became so much more.

“Running became more therapeutic than it was for working out,” she said.

She ran more and more during the lockdown. Then she started running races including a New York City half marathon in the spring of 2022. Now she is training for the biggest race she’s ever run and helping others by raising funds for lung health. Robinson is running the New York City Marathon in November to support the American Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

To Contribute to Raquel’s fundraiser visit: https://poweredbylungs.funraise.org/fundraiser/raquel-robinson.

To listen to Raquel, talk about her experience and her passion for running listen to the Stories with a Pulse, a podcast of Waterbury HEALTH: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1943916/10608551-caregiver-finds-solace-in-running-during-pandemic.

About Waterbury HEALTH

Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.