Sep 8, 2021
Cycle of Patient Care During a COVID Surge (Part 1)
On an average day, there are usually 1,400 beds in operation across the Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida. During the first wave of COVID last summer, the hospital exceeded that capacity with 1,600 patients.
Florida is now in the midst of another COVID wave. This time patients are younger, and they are almost entirely unvaccinated — and at the peak of the wave, there were 1,700 patients in the hospital system.
In part 1 of this 2-part series, we’re joined by six distinguished physicians from Memorial Healthcare System to discuss what the treatment cycle of a COVID patient looks like today.
Our panel includes:
Dr. Marc Napp - Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Randy Katz - Medical Dir ector, Emergency Services, Memorial Regional Hospital
Dr. Jose Fernandez-Duarte - Medical Director, Team Health Hospitalists
Dr. Ari Sareli - Chief, Crit ical Care Medicine, Chief Physician Executive, Memorial Physician Group
Dr. Paula Eckardt - Chief, Memoria…