Blog - Month: December 2020

Month: December 2020

COVID-19 and a sense of doom by Marcy O'Brien

COVID 19 and a sense of doom by Marcy OBrien

Posted By George Lilja
December 30, 2020 Category: General

Marcy O’BRIEN   Warren Times Observer Newspapaer article   Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts regarding an individual’s experience battling COVID-19 and the efforts of those who work at Warren General Hospital.   It started with a cold on a Tuesday morning . . . just a normal winter congestion, I thought.   Oh, wait a minute, don’t some of the COVID infections begin with colds and go into upper respiratory distress? Nah, couldn’t be me – we’ve not gone anywhere.   Dear Richard has done all the shopping and errands out of the house since March. I have a few of those “underlying medical issues” so it only made sense for him to be the go-fer.   But I commuted to physical therapy three mornings a week through the summer and since my third knee replacement surgery in September. Masked, temperatures, hand scrubbing, socially distanced, the therapists have worked diligently to keep us safe. I’ve thought they might need all new leather equipment by 2021 for the amount of scrubbing the leather receives after every use.   I canceled at the therapists Wednesday morning because the cold wasn’t improved; in fact it moved into a fever Wednesday evening. Thursday night was worse, prompting me to drive through the federal testing site at Warren State Hospital Friday morning. Sitting in the traffic line I began to lose my optimism – I felt crumby and shaky and



Posted By George Lilja
December 17, 2020 Category: General

WGH was thrilled and honored to receive the recent “CITATION of SERVICE EXCELLENCE” from the Commissioners of Warren County to all of the “hundreds of medical professionals working in local hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, EMS agencies and related healthcare organizations, who have put their lives on the line to care for those in our community who have contracted the COVIA - 19 virus.”   The citation was signed by Warren County Commissioners, Benjamin Kafferlin, Trisha Durbin and Jeff Eggleston & Warren County Chief Clerk, Pamela

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