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Sparrow Hospital successfully treating over a thousand COVID-19 patients

Sparrow Health System

More than a thousand COVID-19 patients have been treated and released by Sparrow Hospital in Lansing since March.

Sparrow crossed the milestone last week of 1,000 COVID-19 patient discharges. The number has now passed 11-hundred.

Dr. Alan Vierling is president of Sparrow Hospital. He says the “almost mind-boggling” numbers speak to the prevalence of the disease.

“That is 10,000 patient days. It’s hundreds of thousands of nursing hours.”

Sparrow also recently began allowing some family visits with COVID patients.

At McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital, 322 COVID patients have been successfully treated and sent home.