WATCH: West Jefferson Medical Center celebrates recovery of coronavirus patient

WATCH: West Jefferson Medical Center celebrates recovery of coronavirus patient
West Jefferson Medical Center celebrates the recovery and discharge of coronavirus patient (Source: West Jefferson Medical Center)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - West Jefferson Medical Center staff lined the hallway with light-up wands and cheered after the recovery of Benton Simmons Jr.

After battling COVID-19, Simmons was celebrated on his way to be discharged from the hospital.

“It’s defining, extraordinary moments like this that shape our lives as healthcare workers.,” the hospital posted on Facebook.

Simmons told staff he was excited to be going home happy and healthy.

It's defining, extraordinary moments like this that shape our lives as healthcare workers. Today, we celebrated Benton Simmons Jr., one of our amazing patients who overcame COVID-19. Our staff lined the hallway with light-up wands and messages of encouragement, and cheered him on as he was discharged from our hospital! 💚💙 #ExtraordinaryTogether

Posted by West Jefferson Medical Center on Thursday, April 9, 2020

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