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Scripps La Jolla COVID-19 Patient Discharged After 6 Months on ECMO

Local, national media cover hopeful story of staff cheering patient’s release

Dozens of Scripps employees cheer and shed tears of joy as COVID-19 patient Eduardo Moreno leaves the hospital.

Local, national media cover hopeful story of staff cheering patient’s release

Dozens of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla staff members and employees cheered and shed tears of joy as they watched COVID-19 patient Eduardo Moreno leave the hospital after spending 6 months battling to survive the illness on ECMO life support.


His story was covered by numerous local and national media outlets and featured comments from one of his ICU physicians, Scott McCaul, MD.