Wisconsin hospital leader urges Evers, Republicans to unite

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Sumary of Wisconsin hospital leader urges Evers, Republicans to unite:

  • (AP) — Faced with hospitals running out of beds and staff to treat the rising number of COVID-19 patients, the leader of the Wisconsin Hospital Association pleaded Thursday with Democratic Gov..
  • The governor and lawmakers should take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, address immediate hospital bed shortages and staffing needs, create alternative care facilities and expand contact tracing, Hospital Association President Eric Borgerding wrote in the letter..
  • Republican legislative leaders who were sent the letter — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu — did not immediately return messages seeking comment..
  • Evers’ spokeswoman reacted by referring to Evers’ previous comments that mirrored the exhortation from Borgerding for policy makers to come together..
  • As of Thursday, there were 2,104 coronavirus patients hospitalized across the state, down slightly from an all-time high recorded Tuesday..
  • In a sign of how bad the situation is for hospitals, one of central Wisconsin largest health systems is planning to send some coronavirus patients home in order to make sure there are enough hospital beds for the “sickest of the sick.”.
  • Aspirus CEO Matt Heywood said Wednesday that facilities at its Wausau hospital are nearly full and staff resources are strained, Wisconsin Public Radio reported…

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