Two patients who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 were deemed healthy enough to leave the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on Friday.
Captured on YouTube, the two patients were still in their wheelchairs but happily escorted out of the facility to the applause of 100+ staff members of the hospital.
The hospital identified the patients by their first names — George and Judy.
George, according to the Medical Center’s Facebook page, was on a ventilator and spent time in the facilities ICU before being “extubated” on April 18.
“George is now deemed strong enough to go home,” the YouTube post reads. “He will be able to go back to work after another 14 days of isolation, a second negative swab and as his strength returns.”
Judy, meanwhile, is a nurse in Cheyenne who spent most of her 30-year career in operating rooms.
“A few days ago, Judy found herself having to become the patient and ended up going to the emergency department,” the Facebook post reads. “She spent three days on our COVID unit getting her oxygen level up and stable.”
Like George, she too will spend 14 days in isolation before taking another COVID test before heading back to work.
In the video, Judy can be seen clapping her hands back at the excited hospital staff.