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April 23, 2020

COLFAX–When Whitman Hospital and Medical Center OB nurse Vicki Bolton left for deployment in New York City, her co-workers asked what she needed. Her reply was just knowing she had their support was enough.

"Within 12 hours of her getting there, it was, 'I know what I need,'" said WHMC OB/Clinical Informatics Nurse Manager Cristi Shindler.

Bolton is a nurse practitioner deployed through the Navy to help provide medical care in New York during the COVID-19 outbreak. She is serving as an ICU nurse doing trauma in an ER.

What she needed were surgical hats, the kind that can be worn by some...

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