LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) At Lafayette General Health Hospitals, they are celebrating every recovery from COVID-19 in a special way.
According to Patricia Thompson, Director of Communications, as a COVID-19 patient is discharged from the hospital, “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers is played over the hospital loudspeakers.
“Its such a good song. When it plays, it cues staff to meet the patient in the lobby to celebrate with them as they are wheeled away.” Thompson said.
Part of the lyrics include:
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow
Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on
“Amazing Grace” is played with a COVID-19 patient dies, Thompson said.
Lean on Me composer and singer Bill Withers died March 30, 2020 following heart complications.
He was 81 years old.