'I crushed COVID!': 72-year-old Milwaukee woman gets proper sendoff from Froedtert Hospital

Posted at 4:56 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 17:56:05-04

A Milwaukee woman got a proper sendoff from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

Hospital staff on 8NT cheered Starr on when she was released Tuesday. Starr suffered acute respiratory failure as a result of coronavirus, and remained on oxygen for 11 days. She was hospitalized since March 31.

"My care of Froedtert & MCW Hospital was excellent. I was thoroughly impressed with the men and women who cared for me. They were all very nice, professional, and compassionate." Said Starr.

"I am very proud of all the staff and how hard they have worked to ensure positive outcomes for our patients," Jess Thomey, RN, Nurse Manager on 8NT (Internal Medicine) said. "We are extremely grateful to see people go home because it truly shows the dedication we have to making our patients better. Most importantly, the team can also celebrate with the patients and how they kept fighting during a very difficult time in their lives. To see the patients' smiles when they leave and to hear their kind words about their care is very impactful for the staff."

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