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University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center discharges first recovered COVID-19 patient

Posted at 11:18 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 14:55:23-04

TOWSON, Md. — Take a look at this heartwarming moment.

The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson has discharged one of their first recovered COVID-19 positive patients.

The patient was discharged to a round of applause from hospital staff as they were wheeled thru the Carmen F. and Victoria A, Deyesu Rotunda.

“This was an incredibly emotional and moving tribute and a testament to the critical lifesaving work that our staff are engaged with around the clock treating COVID-19 patients,” said Thomas B. Smyth, MD, President and CEO of UMSJMC, who was involved in the send-off. “While we took a few minutes to recognize this moment, we also collectively remember those who have been lost during this global pandemic.”