A miracle baby who was born 16 weeks early and in route to the hospital returned to Catholic Health Services’s St. Joseph Hospital to meet the medical staff that saved her life. Farmingdale residents Maria and Andrew Petti welcomed Mikayla Jane Petti to the world on February 15, 2020 at just 24 weeks -- weighing 1lb 8oz and measuring 12.5 inches long. Maria’s due date was May 31.
NYC Sanitation worker and Copiague resident Jerome Smith, 44, was one of the first COVID-19 positive patients to be admitted to St. Joseph Hospital (March 21) at the height of the pandemic. He was experiencing shortness of breath, a cough, a sore throat and fatigue.