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Summit Health’s Chief Quality Officer Dr. Ashish Parikh recently appeared on “State of Affairs with Steve Adubato” to discuss the progress to date against COVID-19, tackling vaccine resistance, and the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community at large. Dr. Parikh also explained the enormous impact of the pandemic on the mental health of many individuals, including those on the front line of health care. “At Summit Health, we quickly set up a provider and staff support line because we saw the toll very early…The key is to identify these folks who may see It as a sign of weakness to admit the fact that they’ve been traumatized by this. So we have to be proactive about identifying them and giving them the support that they need, and let them know that they’re not alone in this, ” said Dr. Parikh. Watch the full segment here.