Russell "Rusty" Browning is finally going home after 101 days of hospitalization and quite the tour of Catholic Health's facilities.
First diagnosed with COVID-19 in late March at Mercy
Hospital, he survived 67 days on a ventilator at the Catholic Health Covid-19
Treatment Facility at St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.
Browning spent the longest time on a vent and in the ICU than any other surviving patient at the treatment facility.
Today, Browning heads home after 21 days at Kenmore Mercy Hospital's Medical Rehabilitation Unit where he went through intensive therapy.
"Our post-COVID patients relearn how to swallow and walk unassisted; build up his strength and endurance; regain cognitive abilities; and work toward returning to an independent life," said Dr. Nadeem Hussain, MD, medical director of the Medical Rehabilitation Unit.