Holy Redeemer Hospital staff cheer 98-year-old's 'triumphant win' over COVID-19

MEADOWBROOK, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A 98-year-old woman was released from the hospital after recovering from COVID-19.

Health care workers at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, Montgomery County cheered on as Rita was discharged Thursday.

She had spent 17 days at the hospital.

RELATED: Share your coronavirus story with Action News

Holy Redeemer Health System said the team wanted to give Rita a proper send-off for her "triumphant win" over the coronavirus.

They all posed for a photo, with Rita even giving a thumbs up.

"Thank you everyone who worked together to send Rita back home!!!" Holy Redeemer Health System posted on Facebook.

Copyright © 2021 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.