Nurse Carla Martin, executive director for Patient Care Services at UC Davis Medical Center, saw first-hand the preparedness, the anxiety and the stress in receiving and treating the first known community-transmitted COVID-19 patient in the U.S.
In her harrowing and inspirational account of those tense hours and days, Carla shares her unique perspective on how UC Davis Health leaders and care providers navigated totally uncharted waters.
In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Beginning on National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and continuing throughout the year, a special blog will feature the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.
Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.