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ENCORE: Hospital Chaplains Ease Suffering Of Idaho Coronavirus Patients

St. Luke's Health System
St. Luke's chaplain Rick Kerr talks about coronavirus.


This interview originally aired Apr. 29, 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted how we grieve and heal. Families are forced to stay apart to stay healthy and it is in this space where hospital chaplains have become intermediaries, providing messages of love, support and compassion during a time of physical distancing.

Joining Idaho Matters live today to talk more about this are St. Luke Health System chaplains Rick Kerr and Karla Sampson. 

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