On Thursday, Nina Pham departed Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Before she left, her physician, Dr. Gary Weinstein, recorded a conversation with her. Pham asked Presbyterian to share the video. Watch it below.
Pham was the first Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola.
It's an emotional sendoff.
“Thanks for being a part of the volunteer team to take care of our first patient,” Weinstein told Pham as she rested in her hospital bed. “It means a lot. This has been a huge effort by all of you guys.”
“We’re really proud of you,” he said.
She responded: “Come to Maryland, everybody."
“Party in Maryland,” he said.
Pham grabbed tissues.
“There’s no crying,” Weinstein said. “Happy tears are OK.”
“I love you guys,” she said.
The doctor responded: “We love you, Nina.”
Watch the video here:
Earlier in the day, Pham sent out a statement through Presbyterian.
“I’m so thankful for the outpouring of love and support from friends and family, my coworkers and complete strangers," Pham said. "I feel very blessed, and have gained strength from their support. I appreciate everything that my coworkers have done to care for me at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. I’m doing really well thanks to this team, which is the best in the world. I believe in my talented coworkers."
For Friday's Ebola news, click here.