MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC4) – A Utah hospital is celebrating a new kind of COVID-19 milestone this week.
For the first time in 11 months, healthcare workers at the St. Mark’s Hospital in Millcreek reported zero COVID-19 patients currently residing in the hospital.
“We’ve hit another INCREDIBLE milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic here at St. Mark’s Hospital… Today, we are thrilled to report that we have ZERO #COVID19 patients in our facility,” says hospital staff.
The last time St. Mark’s saw zero COVID-19 patients was on May 18, 2021, which was 11 months ago.
Prior to that date, it had been 431 days since the beginning of the pandemic.
“We came together as a team and as a hospital and provided care oftentimes learning as we run along,” says Jennifer Jellerson, Critical Care Director at St. Mark’s Hospital.
Hospital staff say it’s a relief to now be focusing on treating patients with other ailments and medical needs.
“What a journey this has been… But, together, we’ve come a long way – as healthcare colleagues & as a community,” hospital staff say. “While we cannot predict the future, days like today bring us HOPE.”