WATCH: Henry Ford Health plays 'Don't Stop Believin' ' as COVID-19 patients are discharged

Posted at 11:07 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 12:17:07-04

(WXYZ) — Henry Ford Health System has discharged more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients over the last 30 days from its hospitals, and they're now using a popular song in Detroit as the patients leave the hospital.

In a video from the hospital, a patient is seen being wheeled out to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" surrounded by healthcare workers.

"The song is sign of hope, a reminder to patients to never give and a motivational thank-you to tired, never-stop-trying team members,” Henry Ford Hospital President Veronica Hall, who is also a registered nurse, said.

Patients at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital will also get the same discharge, while at Henry Ford Allegiance Health System in Jackson, patients leave to "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & the Waves.

Hall said they chose the song “knowing that the days can be long and hard and come with many losses and unprecedented stress.”

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