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Press Release

COVID Transfer Considerations

Mem­bers of our com­mu­ni­ty have reached out to Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal with ques­tions regard­ing our cur­rent ICU and ven­ti­la­tor capac­i­ty as well as our trans­fer process for COVID-19 patients. As of Mon­day, Octo­ber 12, 2020, there are two hos­pi­tal­ized COVID-19 patients, one in the ICU and one on our medical/​surgical floor at Ivin­son. Ivin­son trans­ferred two COVID-19 patients to a high­er acu­ity hos­pi­tal between Octo­ber 4, 2020 and Octo­ber 112020

Ivin­son has sev­en crit­i­cal-care beds which includes four ICU and three acu­ity-adapt­able beds. We have 10 ven­ti­la­tors for use across the hos­pi­tal. While we did not reach capac­i­ty for crit­i­cal-care beds last week, we did see an increase in hos­pi­tal­iza­tions for COVID-19 patients. At the peak, we had six hos­pi­tal­ized COVID-19 patients, three in the ICU and three on our medical/​surgical floor. 

Many fac­tors are con­sid­ered when deter­min­ing a crit­i­cal­ly-ill patient’s care plan. Con­sid­er­a­tions include avail­able spe­cial­ists, resources required to exe­cute the plan of care, staffing capac­i­ty, avail­able ven­ti­la­tors and crit­i­cal-care bed capac­i­ty. As a rur­al hos­pi­tal, our pri­ma­ry pur­pose is to pro­vide the very best care for our com­mu­ni­ty. If we are not able to pro­vide that care at Ivin­son, we ensure patients are trans­ferred to a facil­i­ty that can. Our team of providers, nurs­es, staff and lead­ers are com­mit­ted to the health of our com­mu­ni­ty and will con­tin­ue to go above and beyond in doing what is best for every patient, every day. 

We con­tin­ue to encour­age our com­mu­ni­ty to take the nec­es­sary steps in keep­ing each oth­er safe and healthy; wear a mask in pub­lic spaces, wash your hands and stay home if you are expe­ri­enc­ing cold or flu-like symp­toms. If you need emer­gent care, please call 911 or vis­it the emer­gency room. 

Up-to-date statewide and Albany coun­ty sta­tis­tics can be viewed here: https://​bit​.ly/​33​PoynC

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