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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management submitted a request to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Emergency Management Agency for a COVID-19 Alternative Care Site (ACS). The request was created in coordination with CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center in response to the growing need for medical care in the region due to the rise in severe cases of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization and critical care.
Today, there are 231 patients being treated in Greene County hospitals with COVID-19, 104 of those are in critical care and 61 are on ventilators. Greene County is averaging more than 196 cases per day, and the increase in severe illness is projected to outpace hospital capacity.
The ACS request would provide staffing for transitional care for COVID-19 patients. A location for this facility is still being determined.
In addition to the expanded inpatient facility, the request would:
If approved, this resource will address the regional surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and will be available to patients throughout the region.
Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].
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