• Area nurse volunteers to fight tri-state crisis
    Jamie West, a Mexia High School graduate, is working as a nurse in New Jersey. She’s wearing personal protective equipment used daily in treating COVID-19 patients. She said that face shields are sanitized regularly and precautionary measures taken with

Area nurse volunteers to fight tri-state crisis

With COVID-19 cases growing exponentially in the northeastern United States, particularly around New York City, nurses and hospital staff there found themselves surrounded by hundreds more patients each day. Overwhelmed medical staff called on the nation for more help.

Jamie West, a 2006 Mexia High School graduate working in the post-anesthesia care unit at Palestine Regional Medical Center, heeded the call.



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