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CBS 2 celebrates National Nurses Week

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CHICAGO (CBS) – In honor of National Nurses Week, CBS 2 introduces you to some local nurses who are saving lives and changing the situation in the Chicago area.

Meet Sharon Munch: “We really affect everyone’s life”

The Oak Park native has been a nurse for 25 years and works at Ingals Hospital at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.

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“A close friend was my teacher and was a nurse, so she kind of told us, two friends, to be nurses,” Munch said.


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She cares for patients struggling with cancer.

“We affect the lives of every person we physically touch,” Munch said.

Meet Colin McIntyre: “It’s affected my life so much”

McIntyre has been a nurse for 20 years and currently works as a nurse manager for ciliates at the University of Chicago Ingalls Memorial.

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She grew up in Bervin, Illinois.

“The most rewarding part of the job is definitely the relationship with the patients. Being a nurse is very important. It’s affected my life so deeply,” McIntyre said.

Meet Karen Galloway: “My mother was a nurse … I wanted to be like her”

Galloway is a nurse in the emergency department at Ingals Hospital at the University of Chicago School of Medicine in Tinley Park. She is from New Lennox and has been a nurse for 30 years.


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“My mother was a nurse. I saw her when I grew up, I took care of people all my life, and I wanted to be like her, ”Galloway said.

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She said it was a difficult time to be a nurse, with a pandemic and staff.

“I like it when people appreciate what I do. I like to see people recover for what I may have done to help them, ”Galloway said.

Meet Conor Powell: “Nurses have more influence than people realize”

Powell, a native of Tinley Park, is a nurse in the intensive care unit at Silver Cross. He has been working as a nurse for the third year.

“What I love most about my work is the daily effects I have on my patients,” he said. “There is no better feeling than noticing early a change in my patient’s condition.”

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Powell wanted to change the situation, and family members in the medical field motivated him to become a nurse.

“Nurses have more influence than people realize, and I’m happy to be a part of that,” he said.

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