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ICU Nurses from NY Health Care System Arrive in Utah to Return the Favor

According to a report from KUTV, 10 intensive care unit (ICU) nurses from New York’s Northwell Health system arrived in Utah on Tuesday, more than three months after Intermountain medical professionals traveled to New York to assist with its COVID-19 surge.

Thirty nurses from Northwell Health will arrive in groups of 10 (or so) for a series of two-week assignments and will work in the ICUs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

The collaboration between these two health systems revolves around sharing best practices and protocols for the treatment and support of COVID-19 and non-COVID patients.

In April, Intermountain deployed two 100-person COVID-19 response teams to assist New York City-area hospitals during the state’s surge. The hospitals planned to return the favor after their surge subsisted.

During the announcement of the deployment of New York nurses to Utah, New York Govenor Andrew M. Cuomo thanked Intermountain Healthcare and the people of Utah for their support during the height of New York state’s outbreak.