Courageous in CLE: Allyson Wexler

Allyson wears a long-sleeve, silky pant jumpsuit by Adrianna Papell from Toni in Style. Shoes by Vince Camuto are her own. | Casey Rearick Photo

Age: 32

Hometown: University Heights

Synagogue: Attends Solon Chabad with family

Work: Pharmacist in the emergency department at Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital

How have you served the community during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I take care of patients at the bedside along with the rest of the health care team. As a pharmacist in the emergency department, I make medication recommendations as well as prepare/facilitate getting medications in emergency situations.

What has been the most challenging part? 

The most challenging part has been worrying about putting my family at risk of COVID due to my work environment.

What has been the most rewarding part?

Working closely with the health care team in the emergency department to take care of COVID patients and all other patients during this unprecedented time.

How can Clevelanders continue to support frontline workers?

Get vaccinated.

What are you most looking forward to doing this summer in Northeast Ohio now that you are vaccinated and everything is opening up?

Being able to have friends and family come over to my house and be inside comfortably.

What local restaurant are you most excited to visit?

Saffron Patch

What Cleveland activities are you looking forward to this summer?

Exploring the Metroparks with my dog, Bertie, kayaking and eating at different patios in the city.

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