Anesthesiologist Dr. Katherine Podorean, M.D., prepares for another surgery in operating room 5 at Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center on Wednesday morning Jan. 18, 2017, at Peace Health Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Katherine Podorean, M.D., prepares for another surgery in operating room 5 at Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center on Wednesday morning Jan. 18, 2017, at Peace Health Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash. Paul Conrad For The Bellingham Herald
Anesthesiologist Dr. Katherine Podorean, M.D., prepares for another surgery in operating room 5 at Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center on Wednesday morning Jan. 18, 2017, at Peace Health Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash. Paul Conrad For The Bellingham Herald

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