Two University of Nebraska Medical Center employees are back now back in Omaha after a trip to Brussels when the terrorist attacks occurred earlier this week.
Dr. Harold Schultz was attending a two day cardiology conference and was just two blocks away from one of the targets, the Metro train station. His wife, Barbara Hoover-Schultz is the administrator of the College of Nursing, Niedfeld Nursing Research Center at UNMC was in a hotel right across the street from the Metro station.
Hoover-Schultz says, “I think what scared us the most is if it would of happened on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, we would of been at the airport at the time because our plane was going to be leaving.”
Hoover-Schultz says she was able to keep in touch with her husband by cell phone and was reunited about seven hours later. The hotel lobby was turned into a triage for those wounded. Hoover-Schultz says, “We would of maybe taken that subway station stop because it was right outside of the hotel. That’s the kind of things that go through your mind – what if, what if.”
The conference provided cab rides to Amsterdam to get a flight back to the U-S. They arrived home on Wednesday.