2021 Red Cross Class of Heroes: ‘The Old Dolls’, Healthcare Hero

This group of nurses has been working together at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since the 1980’s, including administering care during the AIDS crisis. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the group decided to continue their work in the Intensive Care Units amid the healthcare pandemic. Each of these nurses were given the option to transfer to other hospital departments with lower exposure risks. However, this group of nurses opted to remain together on the frontline of the pandemic, which included taking care of the sickest COVID-19 patients. These nurses have worked together on the front lines for more than 30 years. The group is legendary at Northwestern and is training and mentoring the next generation of nurses who work alongside them.

These nurses stop at nothing to care for their community, and that’s why the Red Cross is honoring ‘The Old Dolls’ with the 2021 Healthcare Hero award, sponsored by Aon.

As a leading global professional services firm, Aon works to mitigate risk and improve the quality of life for people and communities around the world. Aon is focused on informing and advising our clients using data and analytics to deliver insights and solutions that reduce volatility and maximize business performance in the areas of risk, retirement and health—topics that are more important, and more interconnected, to the global economy than ever.  Aon’s partnership with the Red Cross helps clients and communities become more resilient in the face of climate change, natural disasters, and public health crises.

Learn more about the 2021 Red Cross Heroes, and how you can help here. All gifts will be matched up to $215,000 through May 2021, thanks to the generous local support of Better, Fran & John Edwardson, and Susan & Nick Noyes. Make a gift today!