Please attribute the following statement to Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary C. Turner:
Nurses in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin who are members of the Minnesota Nurses Association stand with community residents, hospital staff, and patients affected by yesterday’s destructive tornado in Marshalltown, IA.
As the union representing nurses at UnityPoint Health in Marshalltown, MNA nurses recognize and thank area nurses and other healthcare professionals for their dedicated, hard work during this difficult time and for the tough job they’ll continue to do in the coming weeks as the community continues to recover.
Nurses thank the EMTs, firefighters, police, and all the emergency workers who responded so quickly to help keep people and property safe during and after the storm.
Marshalltown is showing how a community rallies to take care of each other during times of great uncertainty.
MNA nurses stand ready to assist with any recovery or assistance efforts that residents and colleagues need in the coming days.