MedStar Health Discharges 2,500th Recovered COVID-19 Patient

Total includes patients discharged from all of our hospitals across the region

June 15, 2020

COLUMBIA, Md.—MedStar Health has now sent home 2,500 successfully treated COVID-19 patients from its 10 hospitals in Maryland and Washington D.C.

Patient Misael Ochoa’s discharge from MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center on June 13th marked the significant milestone. Hospital staff from the unit where Ochoa recovered lined up to sing and cheer him on as he bid farewell to his care teams.

The 48-year-old man from Fort Washington was admitted to the hospital last week with fever and chills. Doctors diagnosed him with COVID-19 and pneumonia. After several days of treatment with oxygen, antibiotics, and other medications, Ochoa improved and was well enough to return home to his family.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is located in Prince George’s County, which has been hit harder by COVID-19 than any other Maryland county or Washington D.C.

The 2,500th discharge comes just six weeks after MedStar Health discharged it’s 1,000th COVID-19 patient, a 60-year-old man from Upper Marlboro.

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