Flagstaff Medical Center is treating many patients who are COVID-19 positive, and patients awaiting results. Northern Arizona Health Care conducted a webinar with the media and community leaders Thursday. As of Thursday, there are 32 patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus and 21 others awaiting test results. They have had staff who have been tested for COVID-19, two were positive. There are currently 131 patients at FMC, with a capacity of 265. FMC is looking to expand bed capacity to 330 beds by April 16th and 396 beds by April 24th. As of Thursday, FMC’s ICU has beds available, but they could be at capacity at any time. Officials say FMC is at critical levels of need in regards to masks and gowns. They are thankful for the community support and businesses who have donated items thus far and are encouraging the community to continue donating items. They are working with suppliers to get more PPE’s to the facility. Officials are planning to set up a field hospital at a future date, but the location has not been decided. They are also looking at facilities to care for non-COVID-19 conditions, to free up more space at the main hospital for coronavirus treatment if necessary. If you would like to donate items in need, contact Northern Arizona Health Care at (928) 773-2301.
To listen to the webinar, click here: It runs about an hour.