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Dept. of Defense team trained, ready to treat COVID patients at Abbott Northwestern

[KARE/WCCO/KSTP, February 01, 2022] Starting Wednesday, a medical team from the Department of Defense will start treating COVID-19 patients at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The 25-member team is made up of Army doctors, nurses, medics and support staff. They arrived last Friday and have been training ever since.

"I know all of our staff, in all walks of our life, feel really grateful and we're so happy to have them here,” Abbott Northwestern Hospital VP of Care Services Carol Koeppel-Olsen says. "We applied for this help four times. We rewrote our application four times in order to get this. So, it just makes all the difference. We're just so thrilled."

While COVID numbers may be going down at other hospitals and clinics nationwide, Koeppel-Olsen says the numbers have stayed high at Abbott Northwestern.

Fox 9 News, KSTP TV News and WCCO TV News also covered this story.

Posted on February 01, 2022 in coronavirusAbbott Northwestern Hospital

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