SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As more cases of COVID-19 are announced, a number of people are also recovering from the virus.

At Baystate Medical Center, they’ve decided to begin a new way to celebrate a patient’s recovery called “Code Rocky.”

When a COVID-19 patient gets discharged from the hospital, nurses, doctors, security guards, and staff will now stand in the Daly Lobby and cheer as the patient leaves the hospital.

“This is what my heart needed. Thank you, Baystate healthcare workers for making a difference!” 

Baystate employee

The hospital also played the Rocky theme song as the patient goes through the lobby.