Milford MA Regional Medical Center shares COVID-19 update, future plans
Milford MA Regional Medical Center shares COVID-19 update, future plans

Milford MA Regional Medical Center shares COVID-19 update, future plans

MILFORD – Impact of Pandemic on Milford Regional Medical Center has at times been destructiveoverwhelming staff and create budget deficits in the millions that hospital administrators shared in a community interview last week.

However, they noted that COVID-19 also presented opportunities to innovate and improve patient care, resulting in lasting changes to community-based health care.

Omicron ‘blew through’

When the number of COVID-19 cases increased in January, “it was our third increase and truly an unprecedented demand for our system,” said Edward Kelly, President and CEO of Milford Regionals, during Wednesday’s remote event.

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In the recent increase, staff proved to be a challenge for the hospital, which “did everything we could to staff our place, to take care of patients, including bonus salaries and an all-time high of agency help to meet demand, said Kelly.

Dr. Peter Smulowitz, the hospital’s chief physician, said the COVID-19 omicron variant “just blew through incredibly fast, incredibly heavy in terms of the number of cases and the amount of people infected, and unfortunately also resulted in a significant number of hospital admissions. and intensive care units for people who were really sadly just ruined by this disease. “

While case numbers has been improved recently, the virus remains unpredictable and has not disappeared, Smulowitz warned.

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