BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) — The first coronavirus patient treated at the Butler Memorial Hospital ICU was released.
On Tuesday, Karen Rich was wheeled out of the hospital.READ MORE: Pittsburghers Have Mixed Reactions To Weekend Traffic Restrictions On East Carson Street
She received applause from doctors and nurses.
She survived the virus after spending time on a ventilator.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Beating His 5-Year-Old Son To Death With Baseball Bat Could Face Death Penalty
On her way out, Rich thanked the medical team and gave a hug to a nurse.
“I want to thank Butler Health Systems for saving my life,” Rich said in a YouTube video shared by Butler Health System.MORE NEWS: Upper St. Clair Family Starts Non-Profit Organization To Honor Son Who Died Of Kidney Disease
“Karen gives praise to God for answering so many prayers and thanks the entire BHS medical team for saving her life,” Butler Health System said on YouTube.