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Parkview Medical Center able to stay ahead of the COVID-19 surge

Posted at 6:12 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 15:18:23-04

PUEBLO — On Thursday, Parkview Medical Center shared with News 5 how they have been handling COVID-19 the past few weeks.

An ER physician with Parkview says that because the hospital planned ahead, medical workers had plenty of PPE, ventilators and other resources, just in case there was a surge.

The ER physician also said the Governor's stay-at-home order helped medical workers in the emergency room.

"As far as Parkview goes, it has definitely kept down our numbers for the emerging cases in the ER," said Dr. Robert Becker from Parkview Medical Center. "We hardly have a full waiting room. Most of the time it is pretty empty, as we are able to get people right back because of that social distancing and that has helped us on how we adapt to take care of these patients."

Dr. Becker also said all the testing happening right now has helped with people's anxiety about the virus.

As of Wednesday, Pueblo County has 152 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths.