With little good news these days, Northern Westchester Hospital Nurse Manager Carley Dowd came up with a way to celebrate every victory against COVID-19.
Now, whenever a COVID patient is discharged, speakers play the chorus of The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun throughout the hospital
This YouTube video shows hospital staff lining the hallway and applauding as Westchester resident Rita Rooney, age 88, is being discharged after a 14-day hospitalization for COVID-19.
“During these dark days, it lifts our spirits to celebrate when a COVID patient is well enough to go home,” says Dowd. “This is a tough time for health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic, so every victory is sweet.”
Since NWH started “Code Sun” this week, the response has been so positive that other hospitals in the Northwell System have instituted the program.
News courtesy of Northern Westchester Hospital.
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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 70,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.