Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Villanova flag flies with CCATT

Dr. Carol Weingarten (center, left), associate professor, and  Capt. Elizabeth Hoettels, U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps (center, right) have forged a collegial relationship during Dr. Weingarten's volunteer summer trips to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Capt. Hoettels is a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) Nurse and a Clinical Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at LRMC.

The College of Nursing, through its Joining Forces initiative, hosted Capt. Hoettels last October when she gave a lecture on her military career and the work done at LRMC for the wounded in the Middle East. In turn, the College of Nursing has given lectures and shared archived lectures for the staff at LRMC.

On June 7th, the above photo was taken at LRMC shortly before Capt. Hoettels  and her colleague deployed as part of a CCATT.  Villanova's flag flew with them, bringing wounded and ill troops home.