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DCMC seeing hospitalizations rise

Door County Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise says last week was the busiest he has seen the hospital in his ten years of working there. During Monday’s Facebook video update, Dr. Heise said the 25-bed hospital had at one point 31 patients. Eight of those were hospitalized with COVID-19, which Dr. Heise said are different than the five currently under treatment for the virus at the hospital. He remarked that Door County Medical Center has seen an uptick in hospitalizations due to COVID-19 but believes they still have the capacity to help people.

Heise says because of staffing concerns, they have had to adjust their schedules a little bit.

Heise believes that even though Green Bay hospitals are also feeling the surge from COVID-19, patients in need of help that Door County Medical Center is unable to provide can be transferred. He added that the COVID-19 treatment at Door County Medical Center includes Remdesivir, dexamethasone if their oxygen is low enough, and convalescent plasma.



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