‘I’m Ready To Save Grown-Ups’: Lurie Children’s Hospital Loans Ventilators To Area Hospitals

Lurie Children's Hospital is helping other hospitals by loaning their ventilators.
Photo credit Lurie Children's Hospital

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It's not on the front lines, but a Chicago hospital is pitching in to help in the local fight against COVID-19.  Lurie Children's Hospital is helping other hospitals by loaning out their ventilators.

"Our ventilators are off to help save grown ups," a Facebook post read.

Derek Wheeler, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer said the hospital is doing their part and you can do yours.

"I think the really important thing is to really follow the CDC recommendations. I think they just came out with everyone should be wearing a mask out in the community, washing your hands, respecting the six-foot buffer zone," he said.

Wheeler also said it's rewarding to help those in need.

The social media post generated thousands of shares on social media.

Assistant Producer Margaret Larkin contributed to this report.