The CEO of one of Florida’s largest healthcare providers says it has the intensive care unit capabilities to handle the recent uptick in coronavirus-positive tests.
“We have adequate personal protective equipment,” AdventHealth CEO Terry Shaw said. “We have a stockpile of ventilators, and we have an amazing clinical team that have taken best practices from around the world and put them into our treatment protocols.”
Shaw says ICU capacities in his hospital system are running between 85%-90% capacity, and they are prepared to make more space if needed, according to Spectrum News 13.
Shaw’s comments come as Florida’s coronavirus case total rose by more than 12,000 on Monday, in part due to increased testing, sparking headlines from many media outlets such as CNN and the Daily Beast suggesting that the situation is out of control and decrying Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’s mitigation strategies. more here