AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Medical Center of Aurora unveiled a new memorial on Thursday that honors patients who died from COVID-19. The memorial, which includes a newly planted tree and plaque, also recognizes the survivors and staff who cared for them.

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The hospital says it treated the second highest number of COVID-19 patients in Colorado.

“Today’s a special day for us. It’s a time for us to honor and recognize our physicians, our team members, and patients that we cared for during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ryan Simpson, President & CEO of the Medical Center of Aurora.

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The memorial is located in front of the hospital’s main entrance.

Audra Streetman