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TMSG: Staff Treat Elderly Couple Hospitalized With COVID To Dinner Date

Colleagues at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital have seen firsthand how the safety precautions and visitor guidelines have…

Posted by HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Saturday, January 30, 2021

93-year-old Frank Martinez and 86-year-old Mansako “Terry” Martinez were placed in different areas of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois to be treated for the coronavirus.

As most know, hospital patients haven’t been allowed visitors and that’s made things increasingly difficult for those having to be hospitalized. A family member mentioned that Frank and Terry were inseparable and really depended on one another. That’s when their nurses wanted to find a way to bring them safely together int he hospital.

Nurses Hannah Schlemer and Kim Presson treated the couple to a “dinner date” where they could see each other, hold hands and have some food together.

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