Fred by Sam Lazaro:
North Dakota’s cold weather is one of the reasons most foreign nurses don’t renew their three-year bond. Isolation is another.
In Dickinson, about 80 miles northwest of Elgin, nurse Roger Uy and his wife Noemi (ph) arrived from Manila via San Francisco with their one-year-old son, Raiu (ph), exhausted from everything the trip, unsure of the blast of cold air that greeted him.
However, Roger Uy’s lifelong employer, the 88-bed St. Luke’s Skilled Nursing Facility, offered a warm welcome on a busy first day at Dickinson.