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Barlow Patients Who Recovered From COVID-19 on ABC7 News

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Barlow Patients Who Recovered From COVID-19 on ABC7 News

(Los Angeles July 27, 2020) Barlow Respiratory Hospital patients who recovered from COVID-19 were featured in recent news stories. Patients come to Barlow Respiratory Hospital for post-ICU care including patients recovering from COVID-19. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 was formerly referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”…There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease.”

Joanne “It Is a Blessing to Be Home”

Former Barlow Respiratory Hospital patient Joanne Bueno was scared, “but Barlow was so patient with me.” A Kidney transplant patient, she came to Barlow Respiratory Hospital with COVID-19 after having been in the hospital for months. She needed to learn to walk again and regain her strength to return home after COVID-19. “I was scared. Barlow was patient with me.

I am so blessed.” Joanne and her husband David were featured in an ABC7 News Los Angeles Health Circle story by Denise Dador.

If you get COVID-19, how likely are you to get it again? Will antibodies prevent you from getting sick again, or if you do, will it be less severe?

Anthony “Don’t Be Stupid, Wear a Mask”

Former Barlow Respiratory Hospital patient Anthony Lavergne has a way to go in his recovery from COVID-19 but is happy to be home. A world traveler before he became ill, Anthony celebrated an important milestone while hospitalized and was featured in an ABC7 Los Angeles news story by Health Circle Reporter Denise Dador.

New research reveals that many COVID-19 patients have symptoms that can linger for weeks, even months.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital Medical Director, Dr. David Nelson and Pulmonologist Dr. Tamas Dolinay, were also featured in the news stories and shared insights into the trajectory of the illness and the limits of treatments available for patients and the physicians working to make them well.

“Given the nature of our medically fragile patients, from when we first started admitting recovering COVID-19 patients at Barlow Respiratory Hospital, we have continuously updated our procedures to best serve our patients. State of the art COVID care is changing rapidly and frequently. These patients have done well and we are pleased that they continue to recover.”

David R. Nelson, MD, Medical Director, Barlow Respiratory Hospital