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Neal Museum opens exhibit on the resilience of WV’s healthcare workers

Resilience exhibit

While burnout and resiliency have long been a part of working in the medical field, COVID-19 brought those experiences into public view and attention. The William A. Neal Museum of the Health Sciences invited West Virginia healthcare workers to submit objects that represented their personal story of resilience and avoiding burnout. The resulting exhibit, “Getting Through: Healthcare Worker Resilience in West Virginia,” is now on display through Summer 2024.

The images, responses, and objects submitted to the museum are on display in the WVU Health Sciences Center Pylons Commons, next to the Neal Museum entrance. Thank you to all of the participants who generously shared their experiences and objects for this exhibit. Each “object” submitted represents the hobbies, faith, and even pets that supported members of the healthcare community through tough times. 

The William A. Neal Museum of the Health Sciences is a program of WVU Libraries in partnership with the WVU Health Sciences Center. “Getting Through” will run in conjunction with the exhibit “Healthcare is Human,” which is a collaboration between the WVU Humanities Center and WVU Libraries’ Art in the Libraries. For more information on the “Healthcare is Human” exhibit please visit

For more information on the “Healthcare is Human” project please visit