Staff Celebrates Discharge of 29-Year-Old
After 65-Day ICU Stay
Hospital workers line the hallways to celebrate the discharge of
recovered COVID-19 patient Nora D. Martinez.
November 9, 2020
Watch as balloons fill the air and cheers ring out as masked hospital workers line the hallways at Doctors Hospital of Laredo. The reason for this heartfelt celebration: The discharge of 29-year-old recovered COVID-19 patient Nora D. Martinez.
ICU Manager Hilda Carter summed up the atmosphere best: "Our team is overjoyed and wishing her the best in her continued recovery."
The now-recovered Martinez spent 65 days in the Intensive Care Unit with COVID-19. "We are so happy to see Ms. Martinez finally going home from her long stay in the hospital," Carter adds.
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