MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Jackson Health System has marked one year since the first person with COVID-19 was admitted to one of their hospitals.
In the year since they have treated thousands of people with the virus at its three hospitals.READ MORE: Retired Police Major Explains How Miami-Dade Officers Are Trained Not To Mix Up Handgun & Taser
On Friday, the health system honored its frontline healthcare workers who have worked tirelessly over the last year.READ MORE: With J&J's Single-Shot Paused, Medical Expert Says People Shouldn’t ‘Try To Skimp At This Stage’ When It Comes To 2nd Dose Of Pfizer Or Moderna
“At the time we knew so little about the virus, how it spread, or who was most at risk. We also had no idea how long it would last or the impact it would have on our reality,” said Jackson Health President and CEO Carlos Migoya who reflected on the beginning of the pandemic.MORE NEWS: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
So far, the hospital system has treated more than 5,300 survivors of the virus.