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Veterans Day is a time to honor the people who have served our country. Today, we share stories from The Huddle archive about the work our employees do to improve care for veterans, ways they give back and reflections on how their service influenced or guided their career in medicine.

How I found my career path in a war zone

Theresa Duggan in Army gear

Theresa Duggan, ARNP, saw her first patient at the age of 22 in the middle of a war. Duggan shares how her experience in the Army led her to pursue a career in medicine.

Harborview staff reflect on Veterans Day

thank you veterans

Veterans Day is as busy as any other at Harborview Medical Center, but the observance of honoring veterans resonates strongly with some hospital staff. Watch the video featuring Richard Ellenbogen, MD, FACS; James Tobias; Dave Martin, RN; and Fleming French, RN.

He can teach you EpicCare – and how to make fire

Kevin Keys walking in woods

Kevin Keys, a senior computer specialist at UW Medicine IT, teaches clinical staff how to navigate the electronic wilds of EpicCare. In his off-hours, he teaches people how to survive in the real wilderness through his small business. As a former hospital corpsman in the Navy, Keys supports fellow vets by donating a portion of all his sales.

The invisible wounds of war

Christine Mac Donald holding pin

Christine Mac Donald, PhD, is unlocking the mysteries of battlefield concussions to help develop better diagnostics and treatments for both acute and long-term care.

A doctor made at Madigan

Mary Horan and golden retriever

The Army opened the door to Mary Horan’s, MD, medical future. From Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and overseas, Horan’s 11 years of Army service helped shape her career.


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