MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center RN Jayda Dietzenbach sits behind a plastic barrier in the hospital’s Emergency Department last week.

On the COVID-19 front lines

Nurses like MercyOne’s Dietzenbach prepare for outbreak they hope never comes

Jayda Dietzenbach sat behind the plastic barrier in MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s Emergency Department. She had her mask on, and the thought hit the reporter: Wow, this is way different than a few months ago.

In February, the Emergency Department, Dietzenbach and tech Lisa Stevenson were featured in a Tribune two-part series a “Day in the Life of MercyOne.”

Access to the ER back then was, well, easy. One walked in, pressed a button, the nurse “buzzed” one in and that was that.

For more on this story see the May 5 Tribune.

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