Stories tagged: "nursing"


Kristi and Jeff Mecikalski
As She Grieves Her Father-in-Law, This Wisconsin Nurse Awaits Her Vaccine Dose

COVID-19 also sickened her husband, so Kristi Mecikalski is well aware of the value of getting immunized.

Hayward nurse Buffy Riley, left, and state Rep. David Bowen, D-Milwaukee, each contracted the coronavirus and survived painful battles with COVID-19.
Riley and Bowen: Trump Making It Harder to Survive COVID-19

Bowen was the first state legislator to catch the virus. Riley went to New York to help overloaded hospitals; then she caught it.

Buffy Riley, right, and one of the nurses she works with treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York. (Photo by Buffy Riley)
Buffy Riley Is Home – But Her Coronavirus Nightmare Isn’t Over Yet

Buffy Riley contracts COVID-19 despite safeguards while treating patients in New York City.

Footage of Elizabeth “Buffy” Riley and other nurses being applauded by New York City police as they departed for work as shown on the "CBS Evening News" on Wednesday.
Buffy Riley Back in the Northwoods, But Not Quite ‘Out of the Woods’

Back from NYC, nurse will quarantine at a friend's cabin.

Registered nurse in Madison speaks out against lack of effort by state and federal lawmakers to provide PPE.
Nurses Getting Tired of Political Molasses

Undersupplied and facing health risks, they're silent no longer.

Hayward resident Buffy Riley, right, has given out dozens of N95 masks she has been sent by Wisconsin friends to other nurses working with her in New York. Riley wears two masks and a face shield to protect against her getting COVID-19. (Contributed photo)
Overwhelmed, Applauded and Now Sick, a Wisconsin Nurse Comes Home from New York

Part 5 – Buffy Riley has worries about coronavirus but no regrets

Buffy Riley, right, and one of the nurses she works with treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York. (Photo by Buffy Riley)
‘Death Feels Like It Will Go on Forever’

Part 4: Wisconsin nurse treating coronavirus patients in New York