Miriam (Fatima) Mears, RN | DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
Mark Mitchell, Physical Therapist | DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Miriam Mears cared for 62-year-old Anthony Best during his 28 days at the hospital and provided more than just clinical care. Like all COVID-19 patients, Anthony was in isolation and without his wife and loved ones to lift his spirits, so Miriam provided emotional support and a human touch.
"One of the nurses there, named Miriam, she would squeeze my hands and sometimes she would hug me and let me cry," Anthony told FOX 2 in a recent interview.
Although he was released from Sinai-Grace, Anthony’s road to recovery is not over. He began to work with physical therapist Mark Mitchell at DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. From a walker to a cane, Anthony is continuing to move forward and conquer his long road to recovery with the unwavering support and encouragement from the DMC team.