Health execs from 110 Michigan hospitals make public plea as hospitalizations surge

If Michigan doesnt alter its approach, health centers could hit capacity, as some Southeastern Michigan healthcare facilities performed in the spring, the letter states..

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Chief medical officers and chief medical officers representing 110 Michigan hospitals recently joined to contact state citizens to assist suppress the spread of COVID-19.

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Gabrielle Masson –
Monday, October 26th, 2020

Regardless of executive orders or regional public health regulations, health care systems throughout Michigan are joined in the effort to avoid COVID-19 from dispersing, begins the open letter published by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Its imperative to this effort that every Michigan resident use a mask, comply with social distancing guidelines and practice regular hand health, they said.

” In current weeks, we have seen COVID-19 cases trending upward in all regions of the state, and hospitalizations have actually risen by more than 80 percent,” the letter states. “This concerning jump puts our whole health care system at threat of another capability crisis.”.

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The executives stated the push to follow safety steps isnt driven by politics, but information and guidance from health care experts. The steps can prevent another surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, but just with the help of the public, they said..