St. Francis is shining a light on its healthcare heroes featuring colleagues throughout the hospital who are doing all they can to care for patients and each other amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhonda Mazyck, LPN was recently acknowledged for her dedication to helping those in need through the pandemic.
“I’ve been a nurse in an outpatient specialty clinic at St. Francis for two years. On March 31st, my manager asked if I’d be willing to work at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site for Mercer County that was a partnership between St. Francis, Trenton Health Team, and several other healthcare providers and agencies,” said Mazyck. “I was anxious but said yes knowing that this was the reason I became a nurse in the first place – to help people, to keep them healthy and safe so they can thrive. I realized I had nothing to worry about the moment I arrived for my first day. We had all the appropriate PPE and it was very procedural and well organized. I worked there with three other nurses for about 10 weeks.”
“We called ourselves the Swab Squad. It was an amazing experience. I felt totally safe, I learned a lot, I helped people, and I made three great new friends.” -Rhonda Mazyck
Featuring a different healthcare hero each week, St. Francis pays homage to its entire team for all they do for patients and the community every day. As social distancing efforts continue to flatten the curve for COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, St. Francis recently resumed select services and elective surgeries to provide clinically necessary care for the health and well-being of area patients.