Mission of care: Local nurse deploys to Puerto Rico

Patricia Mason, R.N.

From Nov. 5-16, 2017, was the second time this year that my DMAT, or disaster medical assistance team, had been in Puerto Rico. The first trip, a response to Hurricane Harvey, included staging in Florida. None of us could have known that just weeks later Hurricane Maria would ravish the island of 3.4 million people leaving them without power for months.

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