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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Thursday November 26, 2020 - 11:38 PM
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This Thanksgiving, The Oregon Clinic's Dr. Jason Wells won't be with his wife and family. Instead, the Pulmonologist and Critical Care Provider will spend Thanksgiving day treating COVID-19 patients in Lubbock, Texas, where hospital staff have been inundated with patients and requested help. [VIDEO BELOW] Dr. Wells is one of several medical professionals from out of state helping out in the Texas hospital.

"Without them, we would be in dire straits," said Dr. Brian Schroeder, Chief Medical Officer at Covenant Health Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Wells is working around the clock during his seven days in Texas. He will work 12 hour shifts at the hospital, followed by 12 hours on call.

Dr. Wells has been treating COVID-19 patients in Oregon since the pandemic began. He will return home next week and continue to treat Oregonians at The Oregon Clinic and area hospitals.

A link to a video interview of Dr. Jason Wells speaking about this experience is available: Dr. Jason Wells speaking