KANSAS CITY, MO – For the first time since June, the Kansas City VA Medical Center is out of COVID-19 patients.
Dr. Ahmad Batrash, chief of staff at KCVA, said in a press release that this was an “important milestone”.
“The entire KCVA team is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19, vaccinating as many veterans as possible against the deadly disease and working hard to win back the summer,” said Batrash. “This milestone is a huge step towards those goals and a significant boost to the morale of our employees and the entire veteran community.”
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the KCVA treated between 15 and 25 patients “on a specific day”, according to the press release.
More than 1,900 veterans and KCVA employees have recovered from the virus since March.