Oregon caregivers stepping up in the Apple Valley

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —In response to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Southern California, several caregivers from Oregon have stepped up to help.

Ryan Hutchinson, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Providence Medford Medical Center is assisting at Providence, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Apple Valley California.

St. Mary’s is a 212 bed hospital that currently has 285 patients, and more than half are COVID-19 positive.

“The level of gratitude the thanks down here that we get, once they realize that we’re not from their hospital has been overwhelming,” says Hutchinson.

Hutchinson says it is special to see how caregivers are rising to the occasion to care for these patients.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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