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Methodist Hospital Nurse Treated for COVID-19 in Same Unit Where She Works

Published: Jan. 27, 2021

After taking care of COVID-19 patients for months, a Methodist Hospital progressive care unit nurse was diagnosed with the virus herself. Now, she's sharing her story of having experienced the virus from both sides of the hospital bed.

Katrina Conway worked tirelessly to help the Omaha metro community deal with the virus as a nurse at Methodist. Then, one day in September, she thought of how strange it was that she had not gotten sick with all her exposure in the hospital. Turns out, she spoke too soon.

"Ironically enough, the next day I was diagnosed with COVID," she said.

After her symptoms forced her to go to the emergency room, Conway was transferred to the same unit that she has worked in for 23 years. Her co-workers became her doctors and nurses. Methodist Hospital nurse Jacque Kraft, her co-worker from her same unit and close friend, was by her side every step of the way.

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