Billings NIC-U Nurse Heads for Houston
People from around the country are doing what they can to help Hurricane Harvey survivors, including Good Samaritans from the Billings area. Merilee Cole is a nurse at the Billings Clinic Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. She traveled to Texas on Thursday to help relieve hospital staff in the area.
Nurses in Greater Houston have been working for days without relief because many of those who typically work at the facilities can’t get there. Cole made the decision after seeing a plea for NIC-U nurses. She flew out of Billings yesterday afternoon and will meet with 25 other nurses from around the country in the Capital City of Austin. From there, they will be taken into Houston by the National Guard. The nurses will stay in Houston for two weeks in patient rooms at the hospital.