‘No words can express how grateful I am’: COVID-19 survivor thanks Sacred Heart healthcare workers

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Cheers filled the hallways of Sacred Heart Medical Center as health care workers said goodbye to a longtime patient.

Ryan Ragaza-Bourassa was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had a lengthy stay in the hospital. He told 4 News Now he had no idea how he came down with the virus and said was he taking precautions, as well as limiting his time outside before his diagnosis.

After weeks of treatment, he finally walked out of the hospital on Friday, where he was met with hugs from his family.

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“These are the things worth celebrating right now,” the hospital said in the post.

“The one thing I would like you to share is the phenomenal care I received at Providence Sacred Heart,” Ragaza-Bourassa told 4 News Now. “The doctors, nurses, and staff did an amazing job! I would like to especially thank the ICU nurses, who attended to me while I was on the ventilator and no words can express how grateful I am to them. They are truly my heroes!!”

Ragaza-Bourassa has defeated the virus and now gets to spend time with his wife and sons.

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