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Queen’s first patient discharged to new long-term skilled nursing facility

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Respiratory RN Laurie McKeague tends to Enriqueta Yacas at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday. Yacas, 80, spent 165 days at the Queen’s Medical Center until Monday, when she became Queen’s first patient discharged to a new long-term skilled nursing facility where she is undergoing treatment for a trifecta of medical needs that otherwise would have forced her to the West Coast or to live out the rest of her life at Queen’s.
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Respiratory RN Laurie McKeague uses the new VOCSN respirator for Enriqueta Yacas at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Enriqueta Yacas is transferred to her bed at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Respiratory RN Laurie McKeague uses the new VOCSN respirator for Enriqueta Yacas at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Enriqueta Yacas is assisted onto her bed by respiratory RN Laurie McKeague, top, and Justin Kobayashi of Kobayashi Transport LLC at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Respiratory RN Laurie McKeague tends to Enriqueta Yacas at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Enriqueta Yacas is wheeled in by Justin Kobayashi, left, owner of Kobayashi Transport LLC, and assistant Sam Matsusaka as Yacas’ respiratory RN Laurie McKeague, right, carries her balloons at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Justin Kobayashi, second from left, hands the new VOCSN ventilator to assistant Sam Matsusaka.
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Gary Wong, left, directory of respiratory services at Island Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, greets Enriqueta Yacas upon her arrival to the facility on Monday.
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Enriqueta Yacas is transferred to her bed at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Respiratory RN Laurie McKeague tends to Enriqueta Yacas at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Enriqueta Yacas is wheeled in by Justin Kobayashi, owner of Kobayashi Transport LLC, at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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The new VOCSN respirator is seen near the bed of Enriqueta Yacas at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.
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Enriqueta Yacas is transferred to her bed at Islands Skilled Nursing and Rehabilition on Monday.

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