Hospital CEO’s Plead With Middle Tennesseans Ahead Of Thanksgiving as Hospitalizations Surge

Hospital CEO's Plead With Middle Tennesseans Ahead Of Thanksgiving as Hospitalizations Surge

Hospital CEO’s Plead With Center Tennesseans Forward Of Thanksgiving as Hospitalizations Surge

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – NorthCrest Medical Heart’s CEO/President Randy Davis, together with all of the CEO’s of the Center Tennessee Hospitals have signed a letter penned by Dr. Alex Jahangir, Nashville’s COVID-19 czar with reference to COVID-19 rise in hospitalizations in center Tennessee.

Smokey Barn Information has acquired a replica of the letter that gives some native perspective on COVID-19 as we head into the vacations and look forward to a vaccine.


LETTER: Dr. Alex Jahangir

To place this in perspective, the graphic under reveals the 16 counties comprising the Center District for COVID-19 reporting functions. In these 16 counties, our ICU mattress capability is at 92% and flooring mattress capability is 84%. In uncooked numbers this implies we solely have 52 ICU beds obtainable with out implementing catastrophe/surge plans. The entire intent of masking, lock downs, and many others. was to maintain the variety of sufferers from overwhelming the healthcare system. We’re once more dangerously near doing simply that and we’d like the group’s help once more to decrease the surge. This request is totally different than the one in March/April although as a result of we even have a vaccine on the quick horizon. For the primary time we are able to say if we purchase sufficient time utilizing widespread sense and beforehand efficient methods we are able to have a vaccine obtainable and start to inoculate the group. Be happy to make use of the connected letter, this information, and any assertion I’ve made in any updates you want to present

The lethal COVID-19 pandemic is surging as soon as once more in our state. Day by day new circumstances, transmission charges and hospitalizations have surpassed the July ranges, making this second wave greater and extra lethal than the primary. Medical consultants and elected officers throughout our nation are sounding a warning in regards to the rising numbers, and we – the state hospital leaders – share their deep issues, particularly with Thanksgiving and the vacation season starting this week.

Because of this now we have come collectively to induce all Tennesseans within the strongest phrases to battle group unfold and flatten the curve of this virus. We’ll accomplish this by limiting the scale of formal and casual gatherings and by carrying masks. These are science-based and confirmed measures that can gradual the unfold of the virus.


At this time, there are greater than 700 sufferers in Center Tennessee hospitals with the coronavirus, essentially the most because the pandemic started in March. It is a 72% improve since November 1. Fashions are forecasting a further 10% improve in COVID-19 sufferers by the top of subsequent week. This weekly progress sample is anticipated to proceed till there’s a slowdown in circumstances.

If this development continues, our hospital programs may quickly be overwhelmed, and that will compromise the power to serve all sufferers, not simply these with COVID-19. At the moment hospitals are experiencing workers shortages because of each the rising volumes of sufferers needing care and to the absence of medical professionals who’ve contracted the virus or are in quarantine due to a COVID-19 publicity. The reason for most of those exposures are coming from exterior the hospital – from the rampant group unfold of the virus in our state.


We all know that this has been an extended and difficult 12 months. All of us would love nothing greater than collect and have a good time the vacations with household and associates. Nonetheless, we should keep the course. Now’s the time to take heed, preserve socially distant and put on masks, even indoors. Think about having a digital Thanksgiving dinner, and if you’re gathering with individuals who stay exterior of your family, restrict the dinner to eight.

We should act, and act now to guard hospital capability and to help those that have been on the entrance strains of this battle for months – our medical personnel, first responders and important staff. We’re Tennesseans. In essentially the most difficult occasions, now we have at all times answered the decision to behave. And as soon as once more, by working collectively, we’ll get by this for our neighbors, associates, and household.

Tim P. Adams, FACHE
President/CEO, Ascension Saint Thomas & Ministry Market Government, Ascension Tennessee

Randy Davis, FACHE, MBA
CEO/President, NorthCrest Well being

James E.Okay. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.
President and CEO, Meharry Medical Faculty

Susan Peach, RN, BSN, MBA
Market President, HighPoint Well being System

Wright Pinson, MD, MBA
Deputy CEO and Chief Well being System Officer, Vanderbilt College Medical Heart

Heather Rohan, FACHE
Division President, TriStar Well being

H. Alan Watson, FACHE
CEO, Maury Regional Well being

Don Webb
CEO, Williamson Medical Heart

Joseph Webb, D.Sc., FACHE
CEO, Nashville Basic Hospital

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