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El Centro Regional Medical Center prepares for potential staff shortage

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) -El Centro Regional Medical center CEO says COVID Numbers are expected to surge this coming week because of the Thanksgiving weekend.

 They are also currently working on transferring patients however even that has been a challenge since surrounding county hospitals are also overwhelmed with COVID patients.  

“This is going to be a very very busy weekend, there are hospitals in San Diego that have exceeded their capacity and ability and the capacity we’re talking about isn’t patients but staff, the staff is getting the infection,” said Dr. Adolphe Edward, Chief Executive Officer.  

Dr.Edward also pleaded to the community to do their part saying the community can help the hospitals not be overwhelmed.

Coming up on Nightside, News 11 Gianella Ghiglino brings us more of the latest COVID updates from the El Centro Council meeting.

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Gianella Ghiglino

Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”

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