Local Hospital Capacity Update: Capital Regional And TMH
Statewide, reports of hospital capacity filling up and healthcare systems becoming overwhelmed have made headlines in recent weeks. Here’s the latest on what hospital capacity looks like in the Capital City.
Capital Regional Medical Center CEO Alan Keesee gave an update Tuesday on what the hospital is seeing in terms of COVID-19 patients:
“Capital Regional Medical Center has been preparing for months for a potential surge. And while we have seen an increase in the last couple weeks, we haven’t really had peak levels that have outstripped our capability. Right now we have 35 positive inpatients at the hospital, and that’s been very consistent the last couple weeks,” Keesee told WFSU.
He says that leaves just under a third of the hospital’s total beds open: “That equates to essentially a 70 percent capacity, so we have 30 percent of our total beds open to care for additional patients.”
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s online dashboard showed 40 COVID-19 inpatients at the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon. It had 45 beds available out of 413, representing just under 10 percent available capacity, according to the state Agency for Healthcare Administration.