Jamie Wheeler: Healthcare Heroine

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Jamie Wheeler

Selected as a Hermosa hero, Jamie works with women with high-risk pregnancies. She is a sonographer which means she does sonograms of babies in utero and is working in close quarters during coronovirus. She talks about why she is passionate about this field and how she discovered this passion. She discusses why echocardiograms are done on babies. She describes some of the scariest situations she has worked with.

She discusses her fears during coronavirus. She has to treat every case as a potential risk. She is the only sonorgrapher at the clinic. Not only does she see all the pregnant women, if something happens to her, there will no one available to back her up.

She thanks all of the healthcare workers today for their selflessness and showing up to work every day. She knows they have families at home and small children, and they are worried about catching the virus.

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About nanmckay

Nan has been President of Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. since 1980. She started Nan McKay Connects LLC in 2019 and has started 4 other businesses over the last 50 years. She has received numerous awards including the Allan Anderson Award of Merit from Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Section 8 Administrators Award, in 2018 the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) Signature Award for Southern California, and in 2019 she was selected by NAWBO as the California Woman Business Owner of the Year. She was co-founder of Minnesota Women in Housing and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Leased Housing Association for many years. She has two buildings named after her in Minnesota, a 10-story elderly high-rise, the Nan McKay Building, and a family subsidized development, McKay Manor. Nan now hosts four podcast shows featuring stories of women empowerment, oral history makers of affordable housing and community development, and stories of ordinary people coping with COVID-19 pandemic.
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