Although she was on the verge of a Mexican vacation with her husband, Morgan cancelled her plans and jumped at the opportunity to be of service. By doing so, she became the first nurse to receive Dr. Kent Brantly, the initial Ebola patient. This, along with the fact that she flew with a team to a Texas hospital to assist in their treatment of Ebola patients, led Morgan’s supervisor Pam Cosper to nominate her.
“Obviously it was a team effort and a lot of nurses were involved taking care of Ebola patients,” she explains. “So I feel like I’m just really the face of Emory’s Ebola nursing response, and that’s very flattering.”