Hospital seeking public's support in COVID fight
Special to The Cuero Record
As COVID-19 continues to surge in DeWitt and surrounding counties, Cuero Regional Hospital offers an inside glimpse into the chaos it is creating and calls on the community to rally behind the solution: vaccinations.
Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Regional Hospital, said, “Today, your Cuero Regional Hospital, including its clinics, home health, and EMS, feel under siege. We are currently seeing a surge of COVID-positive patients in our hospital and our Cuero Family Clinics which makes managing all other patients a major challenge. I am so incredibly proud of our staff and physicians who continue to pull together as a close team to provide care to our community members who are sick; very sick with COVID and other major illnesses.”
Falcone shared that the wait in the Cuero Regional Hospital Emergency Department has become excessive overnight due to the influx of patients needing immediate care. “Other area emergency rooms are just as busy as we are and have an 8-10 hour wait. While our wait times are not to that level, we still have frustrated and ill patients that are taking it out on staff who are doing their best to care for patients,” said Falcone.
Falcone shared that from Aug. 10-12, Cuero Regional Hospital and Cuero Family Clinics have tested 150 patients with a COVID-19 positivity rate of 43+%. Statewide, hospitals are full making transfers a major challenge, said Falcone; over the last few weeks, CRH has accepted transfers from more overloaded areas. “Today we are full with patients from our own communities,” said Falcone.
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