When the Marshall Fire threatened health care facilities, hospitals were already entrenched in responding to Omicron. Years of preparation allowed facilities to respond swiftly to an additional crisis, pulling together to transfer 130 vulnerable patients. #copolitics #coleg
Sky Ridge Nurse Kristan Dye Honored For Helping Victim At Scene Of Car Crash (@SkyRidgeMed @HealthONEsystem)
Thanks to some incredibly difficult and time-consuming work by a lot of dedicated associates and partners, we're thrilled to have Avista Adventist Hospital back open to our communities this morning. #MarshallFire @KOAColorado
Centura Health Invests $1.5 Million to Support Caregivers Impacted by the Marshall Fire (@CenturaHealth)
The need to limit the spread of infection is nothing new, and taking the proper precautions is an easy way to prevent hospitals and health systems from becoming overwhelmed. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance to help protect our health care resources.
"At Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital, we transfuse thousands of blood products every year and rely heavily on the generosity of our donors.... Please find a local blood drive or bank and donate today."
Colorado hospitals' commitment to caring for patients goes far beyond facility walls. Since the pandemic began, hospitals have stepped up to administer nearly 800k vaccines and over a million COVID tests to Coloradans across the state. #copolitics #coleg
Thanks to decades of careful planning and forethought, Colorado hospitals are prepared to meet communities' needs when the unexpected occurs. Since March 2020, we have treated over 50k COVID-19 patients – with many requiring weeks or months of the most advanced care available.
“We have been stretched in our capacity for months now,” said Cara Welch @COHospitalAssn. “We have been mostly over 90% capacity for ICU and acute care beds. So, any loss of bed availability is challenging.” https://khn.org/MTQyOTQ1Mg @khnews @KateRuderWriter
No matter where you are or what type of care you need, hospitals are here for you. The year COVID-19 came to Colorado, we stabilized 1.5 million people in our EDs, delivered 57k babies, and saw 6.5 million outpatients.
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Last week, in the midst of yet another wave of COVID, some of our health care heroes faced an additional crisis when the #MarshallFire forced evacuations from 3 area hospitals. You can find ways to donate to health care workers impacted by the fire here:
Colorado hospitals are as diverse as the patients we serve. Our facilities range from 11-bed critical access hospitals that care for rural communities to 700-bed urban medical centers that provide specialty care for the region.
Colorado hospitals are here for you. We proud to serve our communities with excellent patient care, hire our neighbors into high-paying jobs, and invest in programs that support the health of our communities.
Good Samaritan Medical Center Nurse’s photo of colleagues watching wildfire goes viral (@SCLHealth)