Nina Pham, one of two Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was moved to a National Institutes of Health facility in Bethesda, Md., Thursday evening. Before Pham was discharged, a doctor recorded a video of his conversation with her.
In the footage, which Pham asked the hospital to share, the 26-year-old critical-care nurse thanks her co-workers from her hospital bed.
“I love you guys,” an emotional Pham says in the clip.
“We love you, Nina,” her treating physician, Dr. Gary Weinstein, replies.
Pham and Amber Joy Vinson, the other nurse who contracted Ebola, were among 76 hospital workers who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died from the virus. Vinson, 29, was transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Wednesday. The Atlanta and Bethesda facilities are two of four in the United States specially equipped to handle Ebola.
“Come to Maryland, everybody!” a smiling Pham says as an unidentified woman in a protective suit gives her a tissue to wipe away her tears. “Party! Party in Maryland!”