November 2001

Burn center nurses from Saint Elizabeth in Lincoln called to Washington, D.C.

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Cari Steiner, RN, and Melissa Shotkoski, RN, talk to reporters after their return from Washington, D.C.

Melissa Shotkoski, RN, and Cari Steiner, RN, of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center were among ten nurses from the Lincoln, Neb., area who recently volunteered to care for burn victims from the September 11 attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The two nurses worked at Washington Center Hospital from October 7 until they returned to Lincoln on October 19. "It was emotionally draining," said Shotkoski, "The worst part was remembering that the injuries were not from a car wreck or accidental explosion, but from something done on purpose to innocent people." Steiner added, "We were proud to be there, and happy we were able to do something helpful."