Washington D.C., May 6, 2020 / 13:45 pm
A Catholic nurse shared her experience treating new coronavirus patients at a White House event for National Nurses Day on May 6.
Maria Arvonio, a registered nurse and board member of the National Association of Catholic Nurses USA for ten years, was one of several nurses present at the White House on Wednesday to share her experience of treating patients with COVID-19 at her hospital in South Jersey.
She recalled her first time with a patient being transferred to the ICU, "this patient was so scared, you should have seen her face," said Arvonio, who supervises the night shift at Virtua Willingboro Medical Center in a New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia.
The town of Williamsboro, in Burlington County, NJ, is in a COVID-19 "hot zone," Arvonio noted.