On April 22, 68-year-old Karen McIntyre was discharged from SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison with plenty of applause and cheer. The Sun Prairie resident spent 30 days in the hospital battling COVID-19. She was on a ventilator for almost 20 of those days. Karen was in great spirits April 22 as staff members lined the halls to wish her well. Family members waited outside to see her. They had to keep their distance but say they can’t wait to see her at home soon, after she spends a short time in a rehabilitation facility. Karen too, is eager to get home. She jokingly says the things she’s looking forward to the most are going to the bathroom by herself, sleeping at night and of course, being with her husband Chuck. More than 25 COVID-19 patients have now been discharged from St. Mary’s Hospital. Video courtesy SSM Health St. Mary's.

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