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Minnesota hospitals fight to improve odds in COVID-19 ICUs

[Star Tribune, November 29, 2020] Julie Hurlburt started a recent 12-hour nursing shift at Mercy Hospital’s intensive care unit with a hopeful goal — to keep her COVID-19 patient alive long enough for his daughter to fly into town and see him.

But 10 minutes into her shift, the patient was dead.

Hurlburt, an intensive care nurse for the past 21 years, has cared for her share of the 3,500 people in Minnesota who have died from COVID-19. Each loss is difficult, but this one really stung.

Read the full story online at www.startribune.com.

Posted on November 29, 2020 in coronavirusInfectious DiseaseMercy Hospital

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