MMCBD Officials Say They Are “Overwhelmed” Because Of Coronavirus

(Beaver Dam) Officials with Marshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam say they are “overwhelmed” because of COVID. Chief Administrative Officer Angelia Foster says the hospital is nearly at capacity with 68-percent of patients COVID-19-positive and an average stay of eight-to-ten days. That results in the need for staff to change PPE several times a day. In addition, about 20-to-25 percent of hospital staff in Beaver Dam is either sick with coronavirus or in quarantine. She says healthcare workers need their friends and family in the community to stand with them and step up in controlling the spread because it is taxing the health care resources in the area and across the state. Foster says this is something that each individual can help with if they remember (quote) “with individual rights also come individual responsibilities to the greater whole.”