Russell Medical COVID release

Cliff Williams / The Outlook Russell Medical nurse practitioner Tammy Coker, left, and Russell Medical chief medical officer Dr. Michele Goldhagen, right, greet John Thames as he was released from Russell Medical Tuesday following a stay for treatment related to COVID-19.

Just more than two weeks ago John Thames found himself at Russell Medical positive for COVID-19, in intensive care on a ventilator. Tuesday he was greeted by Santa as he stepped into a vehicle at Russell Medical headed home for the holidays.

Cliff Williams is a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers.

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