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Celebrating National Nurses Day

Do you know a nurse? Be sure to thank them for the countless hours they have out in, to keep our communities safe.

Posted: May 6, 2021 6:03 PM
Updated: May 7, 2021 7:22 AM

May 6th is National Nurses Day, and enough can not be said about our heroes on the front-line.

"It a lot of fear at first, you just didn't know what was going to come through the door. What if a sick patient came in? What are we going to do?," says Deborah Pate, reflecting on the beginning of the on-going Pandemic.

Pate, Nurse of 5 years at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, is not only a labor and delivery nurse, she is also a wife, and a mother. But this does not stop her for ensuring her patients are well taken care of.

"A lot of us picked up extra shifts to help with screening, and our vaccine clinics now," says Pate. And her hard work, does not go unnoticed.

"The selfless, caring, nature of our nurses is just amazing," says Joni Sims, Vice president of Patient Care Services.

Officials with Owensboro Health say, early in the pandemic, Nurses were much more than Health Care Providers to their patients.

"They have been at the side of our COVID patients, held their hand, prayed with them, even cried with them when their family couldn't," says Sims

Fast forward to December of 2020, nurses received relief... in the form of a vaccination. And after the countless hours of overtime and care they continue to provide...All they ask for in return, is for everyone to get vaccinated.

"We can not thank our nurses enough, so from the bottom of my heart. Happy nurses day," says Sims

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