Kristen Renner helped prepare for the H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks, but neither compares to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, the intensive care unit clinical supervisor at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck says the goal is the same it has always been.
“No matter what type of patient we care for, we are here for our patients and we will do our best to make them better, to see them walk out of our unit,” said Renner, who has a 26-year career in health care.
Sixty-two people have been hospitalized in North Dakota for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Twenty-three patients remained hospitalized on Wednesday, per North Dakota’s Department of Health. More than 670 people in the state have been confirmed positive for COVID-19, 229 of whom have recovered.