EMT released after 46 days on ventilator with COVID-19
Lynn EMT Todd Beaudet was released from Tufts Medical Center and escorted by fellow first responders to a rehabilitation facility
By Rachel Engel
BOSTON — An EMT who was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator for 46 days with COVID-19 was released from the hospital on Tuesday.
EMT Todd Beaudet was released from Tufts Medical Center and escorted by fellow first responders to a rehabilitation facility, CBS 4 WBZ reported. Area EMS professionals lined up around the parking lot to wish Beaudet well.
His father, Bob, encouraged first responders to stay safe during the pandemic.
“My message of hope for them is that they stay safe,” he told WBZ. “Hug one another every day. You never know when something like this could happen to you. It happened to us very quickly; it took the life out of us. Thankfully, we are one of the lucky ones.”
Methuen Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Barry and EMS Coordinator Jeff Gerardi joined a tremendous crowd of EMS workers, fire departments, first responders, and friends to greet Todd Beaudet at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Bradford. Beaudet, a veteran EMT who works for Atlantic Ambulance Service, was diagnosed with COVID-19. He spent the last 47 days at Tufts Medical Center and was on a ventilator for 44 of those days. He was transferred to Whittier today and was saluted by his fellow first responders.Posted by Methuen Fire Department on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
After more than 6 weeks in the hospital, fighting for his life with COVID-19, EMT Todd Beaudet was discharged to rehab...Posted by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center on Thursday, 21 May 2020