ECMC COVID-19 patient discharges reaches 50
Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Monday announced the 50th COVID-19 patient has been discharged and the institution celebrated the positive milestone by playing The Beatles’ much-loved song, “Here Comes the Sun.”
For the past few weeks, ECMC has played the song twice each day over its public address system on any day a COVID-19 patient or patients are discharged from the hospital.
Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., president and CEO said, “It’s such a positive, uplifting song, and we want all of our incredibly dedicated caregivers to know, as well as our patients, that we can overcome the virus and safely return our patients home to their families and love ones.”
Hospitals across the country started playing “Here Comes the Sun” and other similar songs to celebrate the discharge of COVID-19 patients and to offer hope amid the pandemic.