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Hospital capacity a rising concern

CCMSD is hanging on in there, says CEO

At this time, Crook County Medical Services District will not be making use of the state initiative to bring in extra medical staffing to help cope with the pandemic. Though the virus is certainly making itself felt, CEO Micki Lyons credits the dedication of staff with keeping the hospital functioning.

“Our staff have been great and have all stepped up to cover open shifts during this difficult time,” Lyons says.

However, if the situation continues to worsen, the initiative will be available if Crook County does need to call in help. A total of $10 million will be spent on travelling me...