Recognizing our local nurses during Nurse Appreciation Week

Ji Suk Yi

In this Aug. 25, 2011 photo, registered nurse Mary Schlitter, left, speaks to heart patient Maria Marure, with the help of medical interpreter Marina Moreno at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. A study has shown that hospital stays for heart failure fell a remarkable 30 percent in Medicare patients over a decade. Next year, the nation’s new health law begins punishing hospitals with high readmission rates for heart failure by shrinking Medicare payments. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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In honor of National Nurses Week, WGN Radio’s Ji Suk Yi speaks with Terri Weaver, Dean & Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, to talk about the history behind Nurse Appreciation Week and shares her story of being called to serve as a nurse. She also talks about the role of the nurses in the midst of Coronavirus.

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