Published on April 14, 2020

Celebration for Discharged COVID-19 Patient

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LMH Health celebrated the recovery for one COVID-19 patient this morning. 

Mr. Scott Bruegge, a Leavenworth County resident, was LMH Health’s first inpatient treated for COVID-19. Bruegge was admitted to LMH Health on March 25, and his symptoms began to improve the first week of April. By April 6, he had no COVID-19 symptoms, and he subsequently tested negative for the virus twice. He was removed from isolation, and he has been undergoing therapy to support his recovery. 

Bruegge was met today by staff and providers, all six feet apart and masked, cheering him on as he left the hospital. 

Since LMH Health is not currently allowing visitors, Bruegge was not able to see his wife in person during his inpatient stay. That changed this morning as Shannon Bruegge met her husband outside of LMH Health, and took him home.

“We are so pleased to celebrate Mr. Bruegge’s recovery today,” said LMH Health President & CEO Russ Johnson. “I extend my sincere thanks to the exceptional team of providers who cared for our patient. I am grateful for all they did to ensure his safety, as well as the safety of our employees, patients and community.” 

Full story soon to come.


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Celebration for Discharged COVID-19 Patient