Hospitals Pushed To The Brink, Governors Warn Of Health Care Shortages

Consider This : Hospitals Pushed To The Brink, Governors Warn Of Health Care Shortages  Image
Consider This : Hospitals Pushed To The Brink, Governors Warn Of Health Care Shortages  Image

Hospitals Pushed To The Brink, Governors Warn Of Health Care Shortages

The governors of North Dakota, Ohio, and Utah all delivered the same message this week: hospital resources normally used for patients with heart attacks, strokes, or emergency trauma will soon be overrun by patients with COVID-19.

KCUR’s Alex Smith reports on rural hospitals that are already at-capacity, forcing them to transfer patients to city hospitals.

Lydia Mobley, a travelling nurse working in central Michigan, says she sees patients every shift who regret they did not take the coronavirus more seriously.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.