MCMC Sees Influx Of COVID Patients

Much like other hospitals in the Northwest, Mid-Columbia Medical Center is experiencing an influx of COVID-19 patients.  MCMC Chief Clinical Officer Don Wenzler says some days 30 percent of their patients are COVID related, and all of the COVID patients are on some kind of oxygen support.  Wenzler says MCMC is seeing a wide range of ages with COVID-19, but the highest numbers are among those in their 20’s and 30’s, and most are unvaccinated.  Wenzler said MCMC has been fortunate to be able to continue to do elective medical procedures, but they have had to delay them at times, and he worries people aren’t getting the preventive care they need in the time frame they normally get it.  He emphasizes people with a health emergency should not hesitate to go to the hospital or their health care provider.

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