Missouri hospital opens outdoor trailer for COVID-19, flu patients

The trailer outside the emergency situation room is intended to different patients with respiratory issues from other clients and decrease wait time, Mercy officials said Oct. 28. Trailers had been utilized when the pandemic began to evaluate patients for COVID-19 symptoms, according to Craig McCoy, president of Mercy Springfield Communities.

Grace Hospital Springfield (Mo.) opened an outside system to help deal with COVID-19 and influenza clients, reports The Springfield News-Leader.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

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The outdoor system includes area for 15 patient care locations.

As of Oct. 28, Mercy had 69 COVID-19 patients, falling below 70 admissions for the very first time in more than 2 weeks, according to a tweet from Chief Administrative Officer Erik Frederick.