Saturday, July 3, 2021

Racine nurse practitioner starts 'non-retirement' to serve others in Liberia

From TMJ4:

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 6:23 PM, Jul 02, 2021

After a 45-year nursing career, a Racine woman decided to move to another continent to help others.

Louise Omdahl has clocked 45 years in nursing, 34 of them with Ascension Wisconsin. Omdahl just wrapped up her final days as a family nurse practitioner at the Mount Pleasant clinic.

"Very bittersweet, it really is. I don’t feel old enough to be retiring, but it’s OK because I’m non-retiring," Omdahl said with a laugh.

Over the years, Omdahl completed more than a dozen medical missions around the world. Four of them were in Liberia, Africa. Her office is filled with keepsakes.

"When I went in 2010, I really fell in love with the country and I said, 'yup, Liberia is where I belong,'" Omdahl said.

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