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Couple leaves Samaritan's Purse field hospital after battle with COVID-19

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A Caldwell County couple is back home after a rough battle with COVID-19, and are thankful for their time at and care received from the staff at the Samaritan's Purse field hospital set up at the Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir. (Photo courtesy of WSOC)

A couple now home after battling COVID-19 said they are thankful for the doctors and nurses who served them at the Samaritan's Purse field hospital in Caldwell County.

The field hospital was set up a few weeks ago to relieve the burden on hospitals in nearby Morganton, Lenoir, Hickory and the mountain counties.

The relief agency said the majority of patients in the field hospital are on oxygen and being treated for COVID-19 symptoms. Doctors, nurses and support staff are working 12-hour shifts to take care of the patients under their care.

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"Just the love of God is all over them. They speak to you, you know the love of God is on them," Arnold Arrowood said. "You know you’re going to get the best care you can, and we did.”

"They prayed with everybody. Just the love, the compassion and the dedication," his wife Wanda Arrowood said.

The hospital has four medical tents with 18 patients separated between male and female wards.

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