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Need to Know presents VII Magazine, a journalistic partnership with VII Photo, which gives readers unprecedented intimate access to the work of the world’s leading photojournalists. Every day, our partners at VII showcase a new photo, and each week, a new video or audio slideshow.

With health care in the headlines, on the minds of so many Americans and in hot debate in the halls of Congress, VII photographer Ashley Gilbertson decided to take a close look at how those at the front lines of urgent care are faring. He spent a week at Maimonides Emergency Room in Brooklyn, one of the largest of its type in New York City. VII Magazine combined Ashley’s images and audio recordings into this slideshow examining a week in the life of one city hospital.

View the photos at VII Magazine.