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Hospital remains at capacity

Providers face challenges routing critical care patients


December 17, 2020

At a time when medical facilities across the country are inundated with COVID-19 patients, Crook County Memorial Hospital is now functioning close to capacity at all times. The facility is also taking on virus-positive cases from nearby hospitals that have run out of room or available staff.

“We can take care of roughly four COVID-positive inpatients at a time, as long as our staff remains healthy,” says Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) CEO Micki Tucker.

At the start of the pandemic, CCMSD did not believe it would be able to accept patients suffering from the coronavirus....

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