ER docs ‘handle chaos’ amid COVID-19 surge in Michigan

Regardless of the crowded EDs and lengthy waits, Bob Riney, president of hospital operations for six-hospital Henry Ford Well being System, mentioned individuals shouldn’t delay coming to the hospital or clinic for wanted care.

“Our emergency rooms have processes to make sure that you’re stored secure and to take excellent care of you,” Riney mentioned. “In the event you delay care, you’ll complicate your individual medical situation. And you’ll complicate the sources required from the well being care group.”

Within the Michigan Thumb, Dr. Mark Hamed, director of emergency and hospital drugs at McKenzie Well being System in Sandusky, mentioned a number of amenities are seeing a rise of sufferers with COVID-19 signs. McKenzie has medical facilities in Port Sanilac, Croswell, Peck and Sandusky.

At eight-hospital Beaumont Well being, Susan Grant, the system’s chief nursing officer, mentioned “a whole bunch and a whole bunch of (sufferers are) coming via our emergency rooms and being admitted to our hospitals and our intensive care models.”

“None of us would have imagined going via that terribly tough time (final 12 months) that we might be right here once more, similar time this 12 months, and that we might be working and seeing so