Loralie Woods, PhD, RN
NEF Scholar: 2019-2020

I hope that you and members of your team are well and safe. These are certainly different times. My family and I are well. I am the Director of Inpatient Operations at my hospital. Since the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis, I have been serving as the Incident Commander in my hospital's disaster command center. I am so proud to be working alongside of these dedicated health care workers.

A positive note to share, I graduated this weekend with my Doctorate degree in Nursing from the University of San Diego. Graduation ceremonies were canceled; however, my wonderful team hosted a surprise graduation for me at work. I am grateful and blessed.

Again, thanks NEF for all of your support.