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Blackstone Valley health center soldiers through the pandemic

When Elcimari Campos tested positive for coronavirus disease last month, she was frightened. A wife and mother of three school-age children, she lives with an autoimmune disorder, which put her at high risk. “I was scared, because I have lupus. So I called my primary doctor.”

That is when, Charlie Imonah, a nurse practitioner with BVCHC, “He said, ‘don't worry, we're going to take care of you,’ ” Campos recalled on Friday during an interview at the Broad Street office. “And the next day, I got an appointment for the treatment. Thank God they put me in treatment right away, with monoclonal antibody therapy.”

BVCHC: Lessons learned during pandemic

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care: Lessons learned during pandemic.

"We are a much tighter team and a much stronger organization," said Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer at BVCHC.