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ECRMC is receiving medical help from Washington state

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ECRMC says they are taking COVID-19 patients

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)-El Centro Regional Medical Center provides a COVID-19 update Wednesday morning in a Facebook Live.

Dr. Adolphe Edward says they see 53 patients for COVID-19 daily, it has become a norm for the hospital to see this many patients. As of Wednesday, there are 23 ventilators in use, 14 are ICU patients, and 88 patients are hospitalized.

Dr. Edward reiterates in the video conference, they have 120 beds for patients who come into ECRMC. He says Washington state is expected to send medical personnel to help them out. ECRMC will have an additional 14 nurses to help patients out in the ICU.

Emergency Medical Service Manager Chris Herring says that 40 COVID patients were transferred out of ECRMC to a San Diego hospital.

“So what the transfer center and ambulance strike team do in conjunction with hospitals is it gives the hospitals a single point of contact to identify hospitals and facilities throughout the state that are able to accept COVID positive patients.” 

ECRMC says the demand for healthcare is always fluctuating. 

“So right now we know what we know right, so today we're down to 53 patients and tomorrow it might spike to 70 patients so something that everyone needs to understand is the demand for healthcare goes up and down all the time.” 

ECRMC says their mission is to take care of the people from the community. They continue to work with other local hospitals to provide patients with the best care possible.

The hospital continues to take COVID-19 patients.

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