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January 25, 2022

1/13/2022 11:08:00 AM
Hospital capacity can reach 100%

By Kenyon Bennett
Iowa County had 140 probable cases of COVID-19 Dec. 24, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services reported. Numbers of available beds change daily at Upland Hills Health Hospital in Iowa County.
UHH provided recent figures on its hospital capacity in Dodgeville. Please note that daily fluctuations occur and will alter daily and weekly percentages, sometimes significantly.
"Our census changes daily with our inpatient beds (Medical Surgical and Intensive Care) running typically between 50 - 90%. We have been at 100% capacity on occasion; however, this has not been most days," said Lynn Hebgen, MSN-HCQ, RN, and Vice President of Nursing at UHH.
UHH monitors daily events. "We closely review our bed capacity and new patient admissions and discharges throughout each day. Our patient care department managers along with the VP of Nursing review and manage staffing adjustments as well as patient placement and care needs at least twice per day. We also keep our physicians and administration informed of our status and reach out to regional facilities for resources as needed. UHH is also contacted frequently by other hospitals to see if we have capacity to admit patients from their facilities if they are facing bed and/or staff shortages," Hebgen said....
(See the rest of the story in the December 30, 2021 Chronicle issue)

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