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Hospital keeps working on holiday
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Doctors and nurses work the emergency department Christmas Day at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. - photo by NAT GURLEY
Many people see Christmas as a day of compassion and care that is spent with family, free from their workplaces. But urgent and ongoing medical care needs make Christmas Day a busy time of the year for one group of employees — the staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. On Wednesday afternoon, Barry Cape, an emergency room nurse, had been in the hospital since 3 a.m..