Valley nurse working in New York offers insight of conditions in virus hotspot

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 20 2020 Apr 20, 2020 April 20, 2020 7:08 PM April 20, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

In May 2018, 23-year-old Evelyn Ovando graduated from South Texas College with her associate’s degree as a registered nurse. Within three months, she started her career in the intensive care unit.

Now, she’s stationed at a medical center in Brooklyn, New York, near an area the coronavirus has claimed more than 10,000 lives.

Early this month, Ovando was contacted by a travel agency looking for ICU nurses to help in New York City.

“And there’s a massive crisis here in New York City, I decided to just go ahead and, you know, take that leap of faith. And do something that was also going to be challenging, but very rewarding,” Ovando said.

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