Providence Saint John's Health Center uses advanced technology to save LAPD officer's life
Providence Saint John's Health Center uses advanced technology to save
LAPD officer's life.
A Los Angeles police detective who contracted COVID-19 was in critical
condition two weeks ago when he was transferred to Providence Saint John’s
Health Center in Santa Monica for lifesaving treatment. Clinical trial
drugs and the highly specialized ECMO procedure (which oxygenates the
body, giving the heart and lungs time to heal) saved his life. The officer
was discharged into the loving arms of his family after leaving Saint
John’s in a victory walk attended by LAPD Chief Michel Moore, officers
and Saint John’s caregivers who to celebrate his recovery. The officer
told reporters that he owes his gratitude to the doctors and nurses at
Saint John’s for saving his life.