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Vegas Stronger Champion: Janet Wright

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Vegas Stronger Champion: Janet Wright

Vegas Stronger Champion: Janet Wright

Since the start of the pandemic, front line workers have shown incredibly bravery and courage.

The chief nursing officer at Centennial Hills hospital is leading the team of nurses through the pandemic.

ACROSS THE VALLEY HAVE SHOWNINCREDIBLE BRAVERY AND COURAGE.IN THIS MONTH'S VEGAS STRONGERCHAMPION -- WE INTRODUCE YOU TOTHE CHIEF NURSING OFFICER ATCENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL -WHO IS LEADING THE TEAM OFNURSES THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.: "I ALWAYS TELL ANYBODY I LEADTHAT I WOULD NEVER ASK YOU TO"JUST BALANCING THE EMOTIONS OFOUR STAFF, BALANCING THEEMOTIONS OF OUR PATIENTS AND WEWERE WORKING 24/7, WEEKENDS,TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING WECOULD TO MAKE SURE WE WEREKEEPING UP WITH WHAT WASHAPPENING." WRIGHT IS THECHIEF NURSING OFFICER ATCENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL.SHE SAYS SHE AND HER TEAM BEGANPREPARING FOR COVID-19 WELLBEFORE THE FIRST CASE WASREPORTED IN OUR STATE.OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS,THEY'VE HAD TO BECOME WHAT SHECALLS EXPERT JUGGLERS -ADAPTING TO AN EVER-CHANGINGPUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS WHILEDEALING WITH THE VERY REAL,VERY PERSONAL HUMAN SIDE TOO."WE ALSO HAD THE EMOTIONS THATWE WERE EXPERIENCING SO WEWERE ALL AFRAID.WE WERE ALL HAVING THATUNCERTAINTY BUT THEN YOU HAD TOGO IN AND HELP SOMEONE ELSE NOTFEEL IT TOO." WRIGHT SAYS SOMEOF THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENTSCAME IN THE EARLY DAYS OFTREATING COVID PATIENTS."THE FIRST DAYS WHERE WE HAD TOGO UP TO THE NURSING UNITS ANDSAY OKAY, 'YOU'RE GOING TO BETHE COVID UNIT.'

NO NURSEWANTED TO HEAR THAT AND YOUCOULD JUST SEE THE FEAR INTHEIR EYES." WRIGHT SAYS SHEWATCHED THOSE NURSES MOVE FROMFEAR TO STRENGTH."THEY WERE SO STRONG AND THEYWERE THE ONES GIVING ME IDEASON, 'HEY, WHY DON'T WE TRYTHIS?'

THEY REALLY WANTED TOTAKE CARE OF THEM.THEY WERE JUST SO HAPPY TO KNOWTHEY WERE THE ONES THAT COULDBE WITH THOSE PATIENTS." WRIGHTSAYS SHE IS PROUD AND HUMBLEDBY THE WORK OF HER TEAMFIGHTING COVID-19.EVERY TEAM NEEDS A GREATLEADER, LIKE WRIGHT, WHO HASLED WITH GRACE AND COMPASSION.THAT'S WHY SHE IS OUR VEGASSTRONGER CHAMPION.VEGAS STRONGER CHAMPION ISSPONSORED BY FINDLAYAUTOMOTIVE.ABOVE AVERAGE HEAT IS STICKINGAROUND FOR A FEW MORE DAYS.WE'RE WAKING UP




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