MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A famous doctor says his training at Hennepin County Medical Center not only prepared him for a career in ER medicine, it also prepared him for space.
Kjell Lindgren finished his ER residency at HCMC, then became a NASA Astronaut. He returned from his mission to the International Space Station in December.READ MORE: 6 Hospitalized For CO Poisoning In St. Paul
On Wednesday, he came back to read a space-themed book to some patients at HCMC. He explained how his work at HCMC was similar to his work in space.READ MORE: For Derek Chauvin's Defense Attorney Eric Nelson, It's All About Raising Doubt
“We have to make decisions with incomplete information that have critical outcomes, life and death outcomes. We have to work very closely with teams of highly skilled people for very important tasks,” Lindgren said.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: As State Reaches 2 Million With First Vaccine Dose, MDH Reports 1,784 Cases, 13 Deaths Sunday
While Lindgren was in space, he tweeted out this photo of Minneapolis. He says he used a very long lens.