Hope and Healing: Colleagues Discuss Immigration, Connecting With Patients

Jan 9, 2020

"He took hold of my hand and didn’t let go.”
Credit Intermountain Healthcare

When Hernando Manrique came to Utah from Colombia, he didn’t know what to expect. But he found his way by continuing to drink his Colombian coffee, sharing his passion for soccer—ultimately meeting his wife through soccer—and using his roots to connect with Hispanic patients in his job as a security officer at a Utah hospital. Here, he shares his story with colleague Abram Jones.

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