In his CEO report, Wilbarger General Hospital’s Tom Siemers gave an update to the hospital board of directors on Thursday regarding how Covid had affected the hospital. He said 60 of 175 employees had contracted the illness with 522 work days lost. There were 4 staff that took FMLA and one that died. In the community, the hospital administered 3,738 Covid tests, with 191 patient admissions, and 1,325 patient days. 14 patients were on ventilators 31 were in ICU. 100 patients (inpatient) were administered Remdesvir, which costs $500 a dose; and 87 (outpatient) were administered Bamlanivimab “which reduced hospitalizations significantly.”
Siemers said many of those who contracted Covid are still experiencing symptoms months later including fatigue, headaches, forgetfulness, hair loss, anxiety, shortness of breath.
He expressed his appreciation for Dr. Travis Lehman, CNO Tonya Price and the rest of the hospital staff for their hard work and dedication, when many were out sick, in still leading the hospital through the medical crisis.
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