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Patients, doctors express gratitude in crowded Colorado hospital

LONE TREE, Colo. (KDVR) – There has been a lot of discussion about increased hospital admissions here in Colorado. More than 1,500 Coloradoans were in the hospital with COVID this Thanksgiving.

Those hospitalizations instead of the thousands of other patients doctors are treating for other illnesses.

This is the second year that doctors and nurses are dealing with the pandemic. Although exhausted, they said this year they are grateful and things hope to change.

Charlene Lopez is the director of infection prevention at Sky Ridge Medical Center. She said her heart was filled with gratitude for her colleagues.

“I’m grateful that the scientific community was able to get the vaccine out,” Lopez said. “We’ve found that vaccinated people have a lower rate of COVID if they have the vaccine, so I’m grateful for that. I cannot say enough about the doctors and nurses as they have done a tremendous job in taking care of these patients. If there’s gratitude from COVID, it’s for these nurses and doctors. “

They’re not just busy with COVID patients. They also got their hands on other patients, like little Violet.

The holidays come early for Violet’s mom and dad, first-time parents Jayden and Polly Lumpa. They said they hoped Violet would spend some seasons at home under the care of her doctor.

Polly Lumpa said: “I went into pre-term labor on October 12, and she was born. “We are very grateful. I mean, the nurses and doctors here are angels on Earth, and they’ve been amazing to our girl, and we completely trust them with her care. So we’re just like that, very grateful. ”

Doctors say two important ways to say thank you are getting vaccinated and following local health orders to keep more people from going to the hospital so they too can enjoy family time.

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Emma Bowman

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