Albert A Treated With TLC

There are no words to say how great these people are. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give them 100.

Navy Veteran, Recovered COVID-19 Patient

“When I first heard about COVID-19, I really didn’t believe in it. I had no concerns, I went to work. Then I felt sick for four or five days—coughing, fever, diarrhea and no sense of taste or smell. Finally, I was feeling so bad that I called 911 and they took me to Jersey City Medical Center’s satellite Emergency Department in Bayonne.

In those early days, COVID-19 test results took forever to come back, but I was treated for all my symptoms, and the test later came back positive. I was sent to the main Jersey City Medical Center campus, where they put me in an isolation room.

I was nervous and scared, and my body was hurting. I had a triple bypass at Jersey City Medical Center last March, so the doctors were especially careful about checking my heart as they treated me throughout my entire stay at the hospital.

All the caregivers there were absolutely fantastic. They’d always spend a little extra time to ask you how you were feeling, bring you an extra cup of coffee, talk about outside life. There are no words to say how great these people are. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give them 100.

After almost two weeks, I was feeling better and was released to go home. Now I can’t wait to get back to work. And I thank God for Jersey City Medical Center. First, I had a triple bypass and then I had COVID-19, and both times they pulled me through.”