Marshfield Clinic To Open Third Covid Unit
Friday, November 20th, 2020 - 9:56 AM
The Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield is preparing to open a third Covid unit.
This is due to a substantial increase in coronavirus cases in the state and around the nation. As of Wednesday, 60 patients were hospitalized in Marshfield due to COVID-19. Systemwide, media relations spokesman Jeff Starck said there were 145 hospitalized COVID patients throughout their nine hospitals. Staffing is also a challenge for the hospitals.
He said to compensate for staffing absences throughout the health system, they’ve scaled back non-emergent procedures to free up staff to help in other areas of the hospitals. Marshfield Medical Center processes about 13,000 COVID lab tests a week with a positivity rate of about 25%.
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