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Carilion puts up ribbon display to represent close to 3,340 COVID-19 survivors from its hospitals

Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 7:04 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Carilion Clinic has put up a new blue ribbon display to honor COVID-19 survivors.

After a year of the pandemic, Carilion is celebrating the light at the end of the tunnel. They are recognizing the 3,339 people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 and have gone home healthy.

The hospital unveiled a display case in the lobby of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital that holds 3,339 blue ribbons. Each ribbon visually represents a COVID-19 hospitalized patient survivor and the dedication and commitment of clinical teams.

“It’s been a tough and challenging year for all of us, in healthcare, in our community, and it’s important to look at what we have overcome,” Annie Phillips, a Hospital Unit Director, said.

COVID-19 patients leaving the hospital from here on out will get to add their own blue ribbons to the display.

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