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Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse.


However, on National Nurses Week, nurses in Austin were asked to share their good news despite everything the pandemic that is happening in the world.

Read the news story below to learn more about this.

I talked to Lauren Freeman and Krystal McClung from Baylor Scott and White, and then Colby Hutson from Ascension Seton.

First question: What’s some good news you’ve seen out there amidst Covid-19?

“Probably my favorite thing that’s happening so far is there is a group of about five of us that work out with Camp Gladiator,” said Freeman.

“H-E-B just delivered 150 bouquets of flowers to all the nurses today,” said McClung. “I think the good news is we’re seeing possible antiviral treatments that they’re going to start rolling out and testing,” added Hutson

Has there been good news that you’ve seen, I asked next.

“About two weeks ago we received a delivery of pizzas and salads and drinks from a former patient, and it had this really heartfelt note about how we saved his life and made an impact at this time, and at this time how he’s really thinking about the nurses that took care of him and helped him recover,” said McClung.

And we’re seeing good things out of people,” said Hutson.

But for Hutson, he was a part of a story of his own, that many looked at as a sign of humanity in these tough times. The photo that said, “Just going to hold his hand for a bit, I don’t think he has long.”


Read the full story here.

If you are a Nurse in Austin who has any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Austin nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.