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May 27, 2020

North Park Alum and ICU Nurse Sommar Johnson Otfinoski Featured on NBC 5 Chicago

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Sommar (Johnson) Otfinoski C’13 G’20 talks about her day as an ICU nurse caring for COVID-19 patients in an NBC 5 Chicago series, Coronavirus in Illinois: A Day in the Life During the Pandemic.

A third-generation Viking, Otfinoski currently works at Swedish Hospital. Alongside other Day in the Life stories, including a North Park alum CPS teacher, social worker, and truck driver, Otfinoski tours Swedish Hospital’s medical supply storage closet, hallways, and patient room. Humbly describing the intensity of the long shifts caring for COVID-19 patients, the overflow of patients, and seriousness of the virus, Otfinoski embodies North Park’s School of Nursing distinctives — collaborative, skillful, passionate, ethical, and knowledgeable.

To see Otfinoski’s first-hand experience on the floor of Swedish Hospital as an ICU nurse, watch the NBC 5 Chicago feature video “A Day in the Life: ICU Nurse Sommar Johnson.”

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