DOUGLAS, Ga. (WALB) - Like countless hospitals across the nation, Coffee Regional Medical Center has dealt with adversity this year due to the pandemic, however, the staff are determined to always look on the bright side.
The hospital has treated around 700 COVID-19 patients this year and had to make upgrades to their ICU in order to keep up. CEO of Coffee Regional Medical Center Vicki Lewis says positive feedback from the community helps the staff stay strong.
“The community has been so generous with our caregivers. We’ve had many many gifts of food and just kindness. We were the hospital that was the recipient of a prayer vigil that the community did right in our own parking lot,” Lewis said.
Lewis said those uplifting messages from patients and the community has sustained the hospital through tough times.