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Providence nurse recognized for treating first US COVID patient

By The Missoulian  
   November 19, 2021

A Washington-based Providence nurse who served as part of the care team that treated the first U.S. COVID-19 patient was nationally recognized on Thursday.

Sarah Wilkerson, Montana's regional director of infection prevention, was honored by the Alliance for Health Policy for her work treating the first U.S. COVID patient at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, nearly two years ago. She was honored alongside individuals who helped develop the vaccine and care treatments, as well as community health care providers.

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