Hospital unveils first responder photo exhibit

The first responders collection is now a part of a permanent exhibit at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.

Walking through the lobby of the emergency department at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital (RWRH) recently, Shannon Klink, BSN, RN, CEN, couldn’t help but reflect on the men and women peering at her from the 30 custom portraits hanging on easels throughout the room.

“This is our family,” said Klink, emergency department nurse manager. “We have all seen a lot of hard things together. We have been angels for each other. And seeing all these images tonight, and knowing they will hang on the walls of our hospital, is like having photos of your own family hanging in your own home.”

On January 6, RWRH unveiled a series of commissioned images featuring the first responders from across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, regions the hospital primarily serves.

The photographs were created by…

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