Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital leader discusses surge plan
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Ascension Sacred Heart regional president Roger Hall said they may have to activate their surge plan if the number of COVID-19 cases continues to go up.
At Tuesday’s Walton County Commission meeting, Hall said the hospital has recently seen more COVID-19 patients.
As of Tuesday, they had two coronavirus patients on ventilators. He said the hospital can surge to about 15 patients.
"We're part of the largest nonprofit hospital so we have a large amount of resources and support on how we can surge to meet the needs of our community," said Hall.
Hall said he supports a mask mandate for Walton County, and that it would help the frontline hospital workers if people wear masks and continue to practice social distancing.
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