TMH nurses reflect on year of pandemic, no current COVID-19 patients

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 6:23 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare is now without a single COVID-19 patient.

Last week marked the one year anniversary COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and for the first time since, zero COVID-19 patients are at TMH.

Nursing staff at TMH said that this is the first time they’re able to stand still and take a breath.

The moment was the first moment of joy in a very long time.

Nurse Manager Jacklynn moss told WCTV that his milestone brought a mix of emotions, one of which is happiness, but also that no one has been able to really reflect on the last year.

What they have seen and experienced will never be forgotten. While there has been sadness, they’ve made a difference to patients.

Through this entire year, Moss said they made a promise that no patient would die alone.

“I don’t want them to forget that part because they made a difference. And when everybody was scared and everybody was isolated and safe in their homes, they weren’t. They came to work every day and had a smile on their face,” Moss said.

A few weeks ago the hospital closed the COVID-19 unit, then just last week, they closed the COVID-19wing.

This, Moss said, is the first light they’re really seeing

She also added that while it is still important for everyone to still be safe, right now is the time to look forward to being with family.

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