Health Care Hero: Nurse went in NYC to treat coronavirus patients. What she saw.

Tiffany Ipsen
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Tiffany Ipsen

The Dayton Daily News is profiling the people who work hard every day to save lives and take care of us. Nominate a Health Care Hero by emailing Rebecca.Mullins@coxinc.com.

Name: Tiffany Ipsen

Hometown (where you live now): Beavercreek

Job title: Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Where do you work: Soin Medical Center, Kettering Health Network

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Describe what your day is like/what you do: I am a night shift charge nurse at Soin Medical Center. I perform direct patient care with the help of my amazing team of nursing assistants, respiratory therapist, fellow nurses and phlebotomist.

What inspired you to get into health care? As a kid I spent a lot of time in the hospital. The nurses who cared for me as a child at Dayton Children's made me want to become a nurse.

What's a memorable experience you've had in health care? Taking a crisis position in New York City during this COVID-19 pandemic. I spent a month straight working in the medical intensive care unit of Coney Island Hospital, where I took care of some of the sickest patients I have seen in my career.

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What do you want readers to know about your job right now? Nursing is definitely a passion. Although it has its challenging times, the rewarding moments make it completely worth it. My experience in New York has made me appreciate the resources/supplies we have in this community for health care. At Soin we have one of the best teams.

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