Hale County hospitals face hardships during COVID-19 pandemic
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
Representatives from Hale County Hospital in Greensboro and Whitfield Regional Hospital in Demopolis said that while staff members are exhausted, many continue pulling extra shifts to maintain care for the influx in patients as a result of COVID-19.
“Monoclonal infusions have saved numerous COVID-19 positive patients from being hospitalized or having to come in the hospital for any other reason,” said Nurse Manager Marlowe Madison. “Patients have reported feeling better 24 to 48 hours post-infusion. I believe it has really turned around our admission rate and helped prevent re-admits and any other COVID-19 admits.”
Whitfield Regional CEO Doug Brewer said the hospital has run out of monoclonal infusions, but they’ll get more as soon as possible.
“We have been averaging between 20 and 30 monoclonals a day,” said Brewer. “The bad news is as we speak right now we are totally out. We have ordered more. It is being allocated by the state now. It is a very frightening time.”