What seems to be a big concern for the general public is how prepared local hospitals are to handle a potential influx of patients suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Across the State of Missouri, according to the Missouri Hospital Association, there are about 150 facilities with an estimated 24-thousand beds available. Whether that will be adequate when the crisis is over is still yet to be seen but, in the meantime, Governor Mike Parson says his office is working with different agencies to come up with contingency plans just in case…

 

      NEWS-3-28-20 COVID Beds - 27th March 2020

Here in the lake area, Lake Regional Hospital has 35 beds available in the E-R with 18 more in the ICU to go along with another 138 beds in patient rooms and the progressive care unit.