All this week, we're celebrating National Nurse's Week with Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union by honoring a different Tri-State area nurse who's been nominated for recognition by you.

Of course, like all medical personnel, nurses play an extremely important role in patient care whether it's a simple trip to the doctor's office for a check-up or something more serious that requires a stay at the hospital. When it comes to the latter, nurses are often the medical professionals that spend the most time with patients; delivering and making sure medications are being taken, checking vital signs, and doing what they can to make sure their patients are as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay.

The past year has no doubt been one of the most trying for medical professionals as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation, including here in the Tri-State. Despite the highly contagious nature of the virus, nurses continued to put on their scrubs and personal protective equipment to stand face-to-face against the virus, putting their own health at risk to provide care and comfort to those who were fighting for their lives.

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One of those nurses is Greg Hays. Greg is currently a flight nurse, but it was his time at Ascension-St.Vincent where he left a lasting memory for Regina Fritchl. Here's what Regina had to say in her nomination of him:

Greg was a nurse at St. Vincent that took care of my 1 & 1/2 year old grandson when he fell off of a couch and hurt his head. He was very caring towards my grandson and is now a flight nurse and has been since June 2019. Greg Hays is a hero in my book.

From all of us here, thank you Greg for the work you do!

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