COVID-19 Survivor Thanks Elliot Employees for Saving His Life

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After coming to the Elliot Emergency Department in March of 2020 with difficulty breathing, Mark Hagopian was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted into the hospital. Soon after his admission, his condition worsened. He was put on a ventilator, was in a medically induced coma for 17 days, and spent more than a month at The Elliot.

Hagopian says he received world-class care from the moment he entered the Emergency Department and that he couldn’t have been treated better than he was during his stay. Now, more than a year after he first became ill, he is thanking the incredible employees who helped save his life.

As a small token of his appreciation, Hagopian thanked staff on Wednesday, June 2, and gave them a small keepsake: a superhero pin because, he says, they were truly his superheroes.

Hagopian has also partnered with The Mary and John Elliot Charitable Foundation. He became a volunteer for The Elliot and is now raising money to support other people who have faced COVID-19 at The Elliot. You can show your support by donating to the NH COVID-19 Family Relieve Fund.

Check out this interview from just a few months after Hagopian’s release from the hospital to hear more about his experience with the incredible the staff at The Elliot, how they kept his wife involved in his care, and what he learned from going through this life-changing event.