Hospital Hallway

Nebraska Doctors Say There Are Plenty of Beds At Hospitals

OMAHA NE (KTIV)– The number of people hospitalized due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nebraska reached a record high Wednesday.

Eighty-eight percent of medical and surgical beds are full and 93 percent of ICU beds are full, yet some hospitals say not to panic.

“We’ve been 93-percent occupancy off and on for years. I mean that happens all the time that’s a steady-state for us,” said Dr. Cliff Robertson CEO of CHI.

Both CHI and UNMC said its an occupancy rate they can comfortably handle. Currently, there are 129 people hospitalized for COVID in the Omaha metro.

Read more…