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Mother, daughter nurses on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic at same Long Island hospital

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Posted at 12:37 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 12:37:17-04

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — One nurse came out of retirement to join her daughter on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary Beth Patterson retired from Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) in 2018 after 12 years and moved to New Hampshire.

After Gov. Cuomo called for help from medical professionals across the country; including retired professionals; Patterson returned to Stony Brook to work per-diem, according to Stony Brook Medicine.

Though Patterson works in the hospital’s Cardiac Cath ab, she has been floated to various flores.

Her daughter Kelly Patterson, who has been a nurse at SBUH since March 2018, works in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.

“We don’t work in the same unit, but it would be an honor to work alongside my daughter,” said Mary Beth Patterson.