Critical care COVID-19 patients being transferred from Nanticoke to PRMC


SALISBURY, Md. – Dr. Chris Snyder at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury says they’re seeing a large number of patients from Delaware.

Dr. Snyder tells 47 ABC that PRMC is working with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to move critical care COVID-19 patients to Salisbury because there’s such a large volume at the Delaware hospital. He says PRMC has almost two floors completely filled with positive COVID patients. But there’s some reassuring news because many of the patients hospitalized are in Medical-surgical or “Med-Surg”.

“[Med-Surg patients] don’t need higher level of care, critical care. They need moderate level care. They’re too sick to go home but not sick enough to be in the ICU. We definitely have a much larger surge of that population than we do critical care right now,” says Dr. Chris Snyder, the Chief Quality Officer at PRMC.

Dr. Snyder also tells 47 ABC he believes one challenge in stopping the spread of COVID-19 is overcoming language barriers so that people actually understand what precautions they need to be taking. He says they have a large amount of interpreters working to help with that and educate everyone as best as they can.

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