Charleston Hometown Heroes

Charleston Hometown Heroes

❤️ Thank you, Emily Harvey, for being a Charleston “Hometown Hero”! ❤️⁠⠀
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“I would like to nominate my sister Emily Harvey who is currently a RN at Roper St. Francis Hospital working in the COVID unit. She has been working hard an average 4 days a week for 12-hour shifts to take care of the patients in our greater Charleston area community. She is always going above and beyond to benefit others!” – Sarah Harvey⁠⠀
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Emily has played a big role in stories of recovery such as this one from Roper St. Francis Hospital: “Staff at Roper Hospital gave a COVID-19 patient from Summerville a roaring sendoff as she was wheeled out of the hospital on Monday afternoon.⁠⠀
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On April 2, Gloria Gardner, 63, visited the Emergency Department at Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital complaining of shortness of breath. She later tested positive for COVID-19.⁠⠀
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Gardner was told to self-quarantine at home and return if her symptoms worsened. They did.⁠⠀
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On April 4, Gardner was transferred to Roper Hospital, which would become her home for the next 23 days. Her condition worsened, requiring that she be placed on a ventilator for eight days.⁠⠀
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Thanks to her care at Roper Hospital, Ms. Gardner was able to get off the ventilator.⁠⠀
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On April 27, as Gardner was discharged from Roper Hospital, she was greeted by caregivers who lined the hospital hallways to celebrate her victory. She pumped her fists in the air in celebration.”

Emily had the great honor of wheeling this patient out to her family to be discharged!
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Emily took a much-deserved vacation day on Monday and was surprised to see an American Theater marquee in her honor. Thank you to all the nurses working so hard for all of us! ❤️