DALLAS — Hospitals across the country are reporting that they’re overwhelmed with patients who’ve had their heart stopped.DALLAS HOSPITAL NEWS CENTRE/HUB ST.
BERNARD: The emergency room at the Dallas hospital is closed.
The emergency department at St. Barnabas Hospital is closed as well.
The cardiac unit at the DALLES HOSPITALS HOSPICE is closed for the day.
The Dallas emergency room is closed and all cardiac units are being re-opened, said St. John’s Hospital spokeswoman Kaitlyn Williams.
The hospital has a total of 18 cardiac units and is operating on an estimated 300 patients.
St. Barnacas said it has received about 100 patients in total, but it has a backlog of about 100.
The hospital says that because of the limited number of beds available, it’s being forced to make some difficult decisions.
It’s asking patients to leave.
We can’t accept patients until we have enough beds available and we can have them available on the following day, Williams said.
So it’s kind of a situation where you’re either there for the next day or you’re not.ST.
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BRUNSWICK HOSPITY: The main emergency room has closed.
We’re not in a position to process more patients right now, St. Bernards spokeswoman Karen Smith said.STEVEN BARRISTER/CNET: This is an absolute disaster, the main emergency department is closed right now.
The other two main emergency rooms are open.
We have to close them all down.STARKVILLE HOSP.
NEWS CENTERS: The hospital said that the main hospital is running on a full-time staff of 15, but some of the other emergency rooms could also be in a “critical condition.”STARK VILLAGE HOSPICAL CENTER NEWS: The primary hospital is also running on an emergency staff of 14.
LOUIS HOSP., MEDICAL CENTERS/NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: It has a staff of 16.
The entire emergency room in the hospital is in a critical condition, said the hospital’s communications manager, Paul Cogley.
There’s also a small number of cardiac units available for patients.
The hospitals emergency department was initially scheduled to open at 6 a.m.
But the hospital says it has been closed since about 8:15 a.u.m., so it’s expected to reopen at 8:45 a.s.m..
It’s not clear when that will be.
We are expecting that there will be some confusion, he said.HOSPITAL: There’s a limited number the staff can process.
It could take several hours to process the patients, Cogler said.
There is a limited amount of patients we can take and that we have to process.
We just can’t process all of them.
It takes about two or three days for the staff to process all the patients.STERNEVILLE HOS.
NEWS AND MEDIA CENTER: The St. Louis hospital says they have an “emergency room full” of patients waiting to be seen.STORY:The St. Petersburg hospital has received at least 40 patients.
They’re on a “full-time staffing” for at least the next two days, said hospital spokesman Jim McBride.
We will be taking the patients that are in the emergency department to the hospital and transferring them to other hospitals.
The Stetson University Medical Center said it received 20 patients from its emergency department and is working to accommodate as many as 40 more patients.
We are overwhelmed, Stetsons interim emergency director, Scott Sperry, said in a press conference.
Our staff has been busy trying to process and process patients and getting them to the other hospitals where they can be taken care of.
We have not been able to handle any of those patients yet, but we’re trying to get them in there and get them through the process and hopefully we can accommodate more patients in the coming days, he added.
Stetson has been working closely with the Dallas hospital to deal with the influx of patients.
“The hospitals medical staff is responding to all calls for emergency medical services and we are working closely to help our hospital and the other hospital staff, including the Stetsona staff, manage the situation,” Sperrys statement said.
The Dallas hospital says its primary emergency department, which is staffed with emergency medical technicians, is also “working to accommodate additional patients.”
JOHNS HOSP, MEDICAL CHURCH/TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: They are in a constant state of emergency.
It is difficult to treat patients who are sick or injured, so the staff is doing their best to handle the influx.
We’ve been working very