I’m a physician scribe for my mother who is a physiatrist. We work in an acute rehab hospital not SNF) in a city of approx 120k people, so I’m not too worried about a major outbreak here, but at the same time, our area has a very large geriatric population.
My mom is very close to our hospital’s CEO and when asked what the plan is, he said “I’m working on it”.
Should an outbreak happen in our area, I imagine 2 scenarios for our hospital:
1) Our beds and hospital as a whole is used strictly for COVID patients. Our hospital has 80 beds and they’re all private rooms which would be ideal for such a virus.
2) Our census drops drastically as 95% of our patient population is geriatric and many of them would likely have the virus should there be an outbreak in our area. Therefore, they would not be sent to us for rehab until they are 100% recovered.
Any ideas? Any physiatrists on this sub know what their hospitals have planned?
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