Only in Print: Nurses Week Puts the Spotlight on Heroes

Jennie Lee Vasquez and members of her team at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn had their unit converted into a full-time COVID-19 area. (Photoo: Courtesy of Jennie Lee Vasquez)

The Tablet Staff

BOROUGH PARK — Maria Parente is a registered nurse who, these days, is working 12-hour shifts at Maimonides Medical Center. And that’s on a “good day.”

There have been many long days, some as long as 14 hours, for Parente and her colleagues at the 711-bed hospital in Brooklyn.

Jennie Lee Vasquez predicts that the COVID-19 pandemic will change the public’s view of nurses for the better.

“I know something spectacular will come out of this. There’s a whole new re- spect for nurses,” said Vasquez, a nurse at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. She speaks from experience, having been a nurse for 10 years.

National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12, giving the country a chance to pay tribute to workers on the front lines in the war against COVID-19…

The rest of this article can be found exclusively in the May 9 printed version of The Tablet. You can buy it at church for $1, or you can receive future editions of the paper in your mailbox at a discounted rate by subscribing here. Thank you for supporting Catholic journalism.

One thought on “Only in Print: Nurses Week Puts the Spotlight on Heroes

  1. These Nurses are to be commended for putting their life in the line every day. They are beyond courageous. Bless them. Thank you for all that you are doing.