Reno nurse dies of coronavirus at VA hospital where she cared for patients

Tue, Apr 7, 2020 (8:45 p.m.)

A Northern Nevada woman who died Tuesday of coronavirus was a registered nurse who worked on the frontlines of the pandemic at several area hospitals.

Vianna Thompson, 52, died in the intensive care unit at the VA hospital in Reno, where she had spent the last seven years caring for her own patients.

Thompson worked as a floating pool nurse at the VA and Northern Nevada Medical Center, meaning she worked in various departments that needed the staffing. Most recently, she was assigned to the night shift in the emergency department at the VA Northern Sierra Health Care System.

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