Last Updated on March 20, 2020 – 1:05 PM CDT
We have received numerous questions from readers about local issues concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are working to get answers and publish them to help keep the local community informed.
Here is a question we received and we reached out to the hospital to find out more.
Moore County Journal
Q: Would the hospital be able to utilize the uncompleted new addition if it gets overwhelmed with patients?
Moore County Hospital District Response
If need be, our new patient care wing is close enough to completion that in a worst-case scenario, we could certainly house patients who need care within it.
In response to whether the District can care for COVID-19 patients, YES. Absolutely. The COVID-19 virus affects the respiratory system. Treatment of pneumonia and respiratory distress is very common in our facility. Our staff is trained and experienced and has the knowledge to care for these patients.
The District DOES have ventilator capability and we have been planning and procuring as much necessary supplies and equipment as we can in the instance of a large influx of inpatients to our facility.
We are thinking and planning about every possible eventuality and will do whatever is necessary at the time in order to take care of our patients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more at http://www.mchd.net/covid19.html