Nurses from St. Joe’s spending time in Michigan helping fight COVID-19

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(WSYR-TV) –Nurses from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse have been sent in areas across the country to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarah MacDowell and Amy Burch have spent nearly two weeks away from their families. St. Joseph’s Hospital sent them to Michigan, where hot spots for the virus are plentiful.

“There is just a big surge here right now. Like where we were in Syracuse a few weeks ago,” Burch said. She and MacDowell have been dealing exclusively with COVID-19 patients.

We are two changed people because of this. This virus and this experience has really hit us hard. And just to know we are making an impact and to know we are those eyes and ears and hands for those families that can’t be there for their loved ones. It is so rewarding.

Sarah MacDowell

As of now they don’t know when they’ll be called back home.


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