April 08, 2020
Irving – Medical City Las Colinas nursing and patient care teams cheered the discharge of COVID-19 patient, Lusia Garcia, 28, on April 7, 2020.
Garcia, from Arlington, was admitted to Medical City Las Colinas on March 30 after fighting a lingering fever and difficulty breathing for several days. She was placed on a ventilator for three days before improving and eventually allowing for her discharge. Nurses applauded Garcia and presented her with flowers and personal notes of well-wishes, as she was wheeled down the hallway on her way out of the hospital.
Garcia voiced her appreciation to the healthcare heroes who saved her life at Medical City Las Colinas. She said her advice to others is to stay positive and have faith in the skill and compassion of the medical staff. “Believe in your team,” she says.
Garcia will spend the next 14 days in quarantine at home, under the continued care of her physicians.