Springfield hospital has nearly 50 patients on ventilators


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Mercy Springfield CAO Erik Frederick took to Twitter Monday to share some news regarding what the hospital is seeing with the recent rise in COVID-19 patients.

According to Frederick, the hospital is running almost 50 vents, and Mercy will be opening a second COVID ICU and a second step down.

“Physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists are tired. Heck everyone is tired,” the tweet says.

Frederick also said the hospital has 115 COVID-positive patients. There was one more a day earlier.

Frederick also shared Sunday that Mercy Springfield had received more vents from hospitals in St. Louis and Arkansas due to the high demand in Springfield.

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