Saturday, October 23, 2021
 
Click HERE to sign up to Receive Our Daily Email News                  Donate HERE
 
Crisis Standards of Care Enacted Throughout State
Loading
   
Thursday, September 16, 2021
 

The State of Idaho enacted crisis standards of care for the hospitals throughout the state Thursday morning as a surge of COVID-19 patients left hospitals without enough beds to care for everyone in need of urgent care.

That means that doctors may have to choose which patients receive a ventilator and other medical interventions. Hospitals will implement their own crisis standards policies as needed. If a hospital is managing under its current  cirumstances it may be able to avoid them.

The enacting of crisis standards came the day after 55 Idahoans died of COVID, according to Idaho Health and Welfare.

"The situation is dire--we don't enough resources to adequately treat the patients in our hospitals, whether you are there for COVID-19 or a heart attack or because of a car accident," said Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen.

St. Luke's Wood River has been taking patients from other hospitals. Non-emergency surgeries and procedures have been paused until Oct. 4 at all St. Luke's hospitals.

~  Today's Topics ~


Sun Valley Resort Ranks No. 1 in …. Just About Everything

Concert to Feature Works by Women

Idaho, Blaine County Roll Out Moderna and Johnson and Johnson Booster Shots
 
 

 

 

 
Advertising /Marketing /Public Relations
Inquiries Contact:

Leisa Hollister
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
(208) 450-9993
leisahollister@gmail.com
 
Got a story? Contact:
Karen Bossick
Editor in Chief
(208) 578-2111
Karen@EyeOnSunValley.com
 
Website problems? Contact:
Michael Hobbs
Webmaster
Mike@EyeOnSunValley.com
 
ABOUT US
EyeOnSunValley.com is the largest online daily news media service in The Wood River Valley, publishing 7 days a week. Our website publication features current news articles, feature stories, local sports articles and video content articles. The Eye On Sun Valley Show is a weekly primetime television show focusing on highlighted news stories of the week airing Monday-Sunday, COX Channel 13. See our interactive Kiosks around town throughout the Wood River Valley!
 
info@eyeonsunvalley.com
 
P: 208.720.8212
P.O. Box 1453 Ketchum, ID  83340
Login

© Copyright 2021 Eye on Sun Valley