Knoxville hospitals address capacity and supplies concerns

in Community/Health & Wellness

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Knoxville’s four local hospital systems announced they are working collaboratively and individually to assure they are prepared to meet the region’s healthcare needs as COVID-19 cases continue to increase.

“Our proactive efforts as a healthcare community are ongoing in the management of capacity and supplies, and we are continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, as well as our organizations’ safety protocols related to COVID-19, including the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE),” hospital officials said in a release. “In addition, we are continuing to work together to have the most up-to-date surge plan to care for all patients who need us, not just those with COVID-19.”

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