East Georgia Regional Medical Center Hospital (EGRMC) discharged its last COVID patient on Tuesday afternoon, April 6, 2022, leaving ZERO COVID patients in-house for the first time in 754 days (nearly two years since May 13, 2020 when last was ZERO.)

EGRMC ER team celebrating ZERO COVID Patients Credit: EGRMC

“This is a monumental day at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Words cannot express how proud I am of our team of employees, medical staff providers, and volunteers. When the days were challenging, they led the way with their hope and energy. They have been our lifeline – without them, we would not have made it through this long journey,” said Stephen Pennington, CEO of EGRMC. “In addition, we are extremely grateful for the local community support and spirit that has driven us to be our best, even on the stressful days. While we know this pandemic is not over yet, this is an encouraging step forward as we continue to focus on Every Patient, Every Time, Always.”

EGRMC Cardiopulmonary team celebrating ZERO COVID patients Credit: EGRMC

The hospital has supported more than 1,420 COVID inpatients since March 2020 while sustaining their other services. To help protect the community from the COVID-19 virus, the EGRMC team vaccinated 4,249 individuals and administered monoclonal antibody treatments to more than 750 outpatients helping them avoid serious symptoms and hospitalization.

With this wonderful news Grice Connect will reduce our daily COVID report to weekly (Monday) for the next few weeks unless things change. Then reevaluate coverage.

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