Cheney nurse deploys to Puerto Rico

Linda Sue Bayless works at the VA in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - A nurse from Cheney who works at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita has been deployed to Puerto Rico.

Linda Sue Bayless, who works as a advanced practice registered nurse, has been deployed since October 4 to assist with hurricane relief effforts.  She's expected to return on October 18.

Bayless is part of the Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel Program System.  She had just 24 hours notice before she was deployed.

In a news release from the VA, her husband says Bayless has been living out of a tent and has not had hot water since she arrived.  In addition, he says Bayless has been working overnights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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