Ivester College of Health Sciences graduate on front line of COVID-19 fight

Martis Ferguson, BU ’19, an ICU nurse at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, worked in patient logistics at NGMC for about five years before earning his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2019. He was a recipient of the Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship awarded annually to deserving health science majors.

Ferguson spends most of his time in the ICU caring for COVID-19 patients. “It’s worse than the flu or pneumonia,” he says. “We’re constantly busy. Patients either have or are recovering from COVID-19, or we’re ruling out COVID-19.”

Ferguson is thankful for the support of the Brenau community, especially the personal protective equipment donated by the Ivester College of Health Sciences that included hundreds of boxes of gloves, masks and N-95 respirators.