Community Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

KGNU’s Tish Beauford speaks with Dr. Anna Weyand, MD and Jennifer Banuelos, MHA, COA, LSA., who are working in their communities of Denver and Colorado Springs during the COVID-19 pandemic public health crisis.



Anna Weyand, MD is a physician at US Anesthesia Partners of Colorado. She completed her medical training and residency in anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston before coming home to Colorado. Dr. Weyand focuses her practice on organ transplantation, high risk obstetrics, and trauma anesthesiology.
In addition to Dr. Weyand’s clinical practice, she is the President of the Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She also serves on a national committee for Trauma and Emergency Preparedness.

Jennifer Banuelos resides in Colorado Springs. For 23 years, she was a local leader in the medical community, working in ophthalmology as a manager and a surgical scrub. As the owner of Jenny’s Haberdashery,  a virtual gallery for her own works of art and the works of art of other local artists, she is responding to the local public health emergency by switching her business to support the community. They have temporarily switched gears and are offering home baked goods, like breads and pasta to the local community at a reasonable price in response to the increased deman on local grocery stores.

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)