National Nurse's Day is Wednesday, May 6th and KISS 106 along with Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union, want to say THANK YOU to all the nurses in our community. We'll shine a spotlight on some of those nurses several times a day, all week long!

We will shout out a different nurse 3 times a day during the week of May 4th. These are all nurses that have been nominated by you and other folks in the Tri-State.

This spotlight is shining on KATRINA PRUITT! Katrina works in the COVID-19 unit at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY. She was nominated by Nathan Pruitt who says "Katrina has always gone above and beyond for her patients ever since she chose the nursing field. She is the go to nurse when someone has a question or needs to know what is the best options in caring for the people of our community that come through the hospital and is even one they call to other units to start IV's when others have a hard time finding a good vein to get started. She always stands up for what is best for her patients and will question anything she feels is not right or she knows the person needs to get better. Katrina always carefully researches and evaluates each person she takes care of to get them well or as comfortable as possible. In mid April, Katrina came in contact with a patient that no one knew yet was a COVID-19 positive patient. She selflessly cared for this patient like any other trying to get them well during these crazy times. As she was getting ready to leave for her regular night shift at work, 7 days after being exposed, her supervisor called to tell Katrina not to report to work, but to come immediately to the ER to be tested for COVID-19. Her supervisor explained the patient she cared for that week before tested positive. The Hospital received the results of her test 3 days later and to our surprise, Katrina now tested positive for COVID-19. After finding this out, our whole household (7 of us) was quarantine for 14 days after she was well and had no more symptoms of the virus. So after Katrina returned back to work at the Hospital she volunteered to work the COVID unit and take care of the patient that are fighting for their lives. To make things even harder, when returning to work she found out that the patient that her and other nurses came in contact with, was the first death by COVID-19 in Hopkins County. Death is never easy, but it breaks Katrina's heart and spirits to see these people pass away with no one allowed to be by their bed side. She will go out of her way to always make patients feel important, comforted and to know they are in the best care they can find. Lastly, after all that has been going on around her in the Hospital, our community and the tri-state, Katrina decided to donate plasma in the hopes of helping COVID-19 patients as they test for antibodies from those who have recovered from the virus. Her knowledge of nursing, dedication, selfless love for people, and compassion is the reason I am nominating my wife, Katrina as my favorite nurse of all time! Yes I am bragging a little and proud of how amazing she is at caring for the sick and hurting!"

From all of us here at KISS 106 and Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union, we say THANK YOU Katrina for all you do each day! We appreciate you!

Do you know a nurse that the rest of the Tri-State needs to know about? We want to hear from you. Here's your chance to brag on them. Just submit your nomination below and we might shine the spotlight on them next!

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