Michigan nurse snowshoes to hospice patient in snowstorm

Michigan nurse Nancy Miller, RN, snowshoed to a hospice patient's home Feb. 25 during one of the region's worst snowstorms of the year, reports 9&10 News.

Ms. Miller is a nurse at Hospice of the EUP, a county-owned hospice provider based in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

A snowstorm earlier this week forced Chippewa County's health department to close, marking the third weather-related closure in 23 years, according to Ms. Miller.

"We got a call from a hospice patient who really needed to have a nurse visit and the nurse that was working that took the call lives … about 20 miles away," she told 9&10 News. "She knew I lived fairly close to this patient and asked if I could go over."

The storm brought large snowdrifts and blizzard-like conditions that made driving unsafe, so Ms. Miller strapped on her snowshoes and trekked about half a mile to the patient's home.

"I left there feeling good that I was able to help them," Ms. Miller told 9&10 News. "I think they felt reassured that I was there."

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