North Dakota-based traveling nurse Victoria Gregg is used to unfamiliar hospitals, each with their own unique communities and medical challenges.

But since April 23, she’s been taking care of patients in especially strange terrain: St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, which has treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in New York City.

Gregg, 62, who owns a home in Bottineau but also rents a house in Bismarck, has been a traveling nurse for the past nine years, taking short-term contracts at understaffed hospitals. Before nursing, she worked as a paramedic, most memorably on the Route 66 night shift in Albuquerque, N.M.

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