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By Tracy Thompson
The Times 

Walla Walla nurse travels to Harlem Hospital to help

Skills and experience gained along with bonds of friendship

 

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Jenna Watts (second from left) formed strong bonds of friendship with the people she met while working at Harlem Hospital.

Skills and experience gained along with bonds of friendship

WALLA WALLA-A Walla Walla native and WA-HI graduate, Jenna Watts was just finishing up a nine-week traveling nurse stint at Harlem Hospital in New York City when she and I spoke a week ago.

"New York has a special place in my heart, my dad lives here, and I spent all of my summer's here growing up," she said.

The coronavirus crisis and Governor Cuomo's appeals for doctors and nurses to help, resonated with her.

In early April, The New York Times reported that over 700 people were dying of the virus each day in New York City, wit...



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