CHICAGO (CBS)– In honor of National Nurses Week, CBS 2 brings you some of the local nurses saving lives and making a difference in the Chicago area.
Meet Sharon Munch: ‘We Affect Everyone’s Lives’
The Oak Park native has been a nurse for 25 years and works at Ingalls Hospital at the University of Chicago.
“A close friend was one of my mentors and was a nurse, so she kind of spoke to us, two nurse friends,” Munch said.
She cares for patients who are battling cancer.
“We affect the lives of everyone we physically touch,” Munch said.
Meet Colleen Mcintyre: ‘It touched my life deeply’
Mcintyre has been a nurse for 20 years and is currently the Nurse Manager of Infusions at Chicago Ingalls Memorial University.
She grew up in Berwyn, Illinois.
“Without a doubt the most rewarding part of the job is dealing with patients. Being a nurse is very meaningful. It has touched my life deeply,” Mcintyre said.
Meet Karen Galloway: “My mother was a nurse… I wanted to be like her”
Galloway is an emergency room nurse at the University of Chicago Medicine’s Ingalls Hospital in Tinley Park. She is from New Lenox and has been a nurse for 30 years.
“My mother was a nurse. I watched her grow up taking care of people throughout my life and wanted to be like her,” Galloway said.
She said it’s a tough time to be a nurse, with the pandemic and staffing.
“I like when people appreciate what I do. I like to see people improve because of something that I may have done to help them,” Galloway said.