The Clovas Hospital is facing a critical shortage of beds as it seeks to reopen a new nursing home for patients who have died from coronavirus, but the facility’s doctors are struggling to find a suitable bed for them.
The hospital has been forced to reopen the nursing home, which had been shuttered since February because of a shortage of new beds, because it cannot find suitable beds.
Clovis has already reopened two nursing homes for those who have been dead for more than two weeks, and has reopened two more for patients with respiratory infections and other conditions.
“We’re trying to figure out how we can put people in there, but it’s a challenge,” said Dr. Mark Lutz, who runs the hospital’s emergency room and is the director of nursing.
Doctors have been able to find about 50 patients who require beds for two to four hours each day, but they are also limited by the size of the nursing homes they can accommodate, which is about two dozen beds.
“We have a lot of patients who we know are really good, but we’re trying our best to find as many beds as we can,” Lutz said.
Lutz said he has had to put patients on oxygen masks and give them oxygen bags to help them breathe while in the hospital.
He said patients have been in the intensive care unit for about two weeks after their bodies became cold.
Clovas is in the midst of a two-week, closed-down emergency.
A large part of the hospital, which has 1,200 beds, has been closed.
The hospital is currently operating at capacity, with just 2,000 beds.
Clarkson HealthCare is in a similar situation, with 1,600 beds.
The facility has closed due to the virus, and its nurses are struggling because the hospital is so full, Lutz explained.
“When you look at the capacity at this hospital, we have the capacity of about 1,400 beds,” Luts said.
The Clovisa Hospital has been able open only about 300 beds at a time because of the virus.
Lutz is currently trying to find another nursing home to house the patients, but that will take a while.
At the moment, there are only about 60 patients who are being cared for at the Closhes nursing home.
A nurse at the nursing facility, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution from hospital staff, said she has seen patients in tears after being transferred there from another facility, and had seen patients crying in the hallway after a transfer.
She said the hospital has had a tough time finding a place to house patients in the emergency room.
“You’ve got a lot going on here, and it’s just very challenging,” she said.
Closhes has opened two other nursing homes to deal with a shortage in beds, but Lutz and other Clovias leaders say that only half the nursing facilities are filled, and that the other half is not.
Luts is calling on the state legislature to increase the number of nursing homes in the state to accommodate patients, and he is encouraging others to do the same.
On Monday, Gov.
Brian Sandoval signed legislation that will allow the Cloveys to open a new, larger facility.
The state is currently planning to spend about $1 billion on the new nursing facility and other facilities to be built at Clovillas, and Luts and other leaders are urging Sandoval to expand the amount of money he has already invested in the Cloves facility.
Lutz has called on Sandoval and his administration to support the Clovers and other states that have been trying to build nursing homes.
Sandoval, who was elected governor in November, said that while the Clovais community has the highest percentage of residents living in poverty in the U.S., he is hopeful that the state will help those communities and create more opportunities for them to get better care.
Sandoval said he is committed to helping those communities recover from the virus and has also promised that the governor will expand the state’s healthcare infrastructure.
Closer to home, the Clivis Community Hospital is also struggling to reopen its nursing home after the state closed it after its facility was hit by the virus in late February.
Clive Ritts, a retired Clovises doctor who is a director of the Clavis HealthCare, said the facility has been operating at full capacity since the outbreak began, but said the new facility is still in need of a bed.
He said that after being told by a hospital that there was no need for beds in the nursing center, staff began trying to fit patients into beds at other nursing facilities.
“That’s been happening,” Rittson said.
He added that nurses are working overtime trying to fill the nursing beds, and are only getting two beds for each patient.
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