Goshen Health ICU at capacity as hospital has record number of COVID-19 patients

first_img Pinterest (Photo supplied/Goshen Health) Goshen Hospital is experiencing a record number of coronavirus patients and a full Intensive Care Unit.Goshen Health said in a statement Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients at Goshen Hospital is at an “all-time high” of 57, with more coming. The hospital had to cancel several surgeries Monday and some scheduled for later in the week due to a shortage of beds.“The situation is critical. The people of our community cannot afford to have our hospital focused completely on the needs of COVID-19 patients at the expense of other necessary procedures and surgeries,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist. “Our intensive care unit beds are full. We have had to send some patients who need intensive care to other facilities – and we may not have this option for long, as they are also filling up. Please review your Thanksgiving plans to reduce everyone’s risk.”Goshen Health is asking everyone to wear a mask when around people not in their household, avoid gatherings, and stay home when sick or exposed to someone with coronavirus. Twitter Google+ Goshen Health ICU at capacity as hospital has record number of COVID-19 patients Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 23, 2020 0 287 Twitter WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Previous articleAstraZeneca joins Pfizer, Moderna in developing coronavirus vaccineNext articleTwo men arrested on weapons charges after traffic stop, pursuit in South Bend Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more