PRMC conducting research, participating in COVID-19 studies

SALISBURY, Md. – A doctor at Peninsula Regional Medical Center says many of their staff members are helping with COVID-19 research.

Dr. Chris Snyder says they typically perform research at PRMC as an arm of a much larger hospital like Johns Hopkins but there’s usually a “control” part of the research to base the results against. However since this virus is so new, he says doctors around the country are almost trying to figure things out as they go. Snyder says PRMC is hoping to be part of a plasma cohort study with Mayo Clinic and do antibody testing in the near future.

“The more patients we get enrolled in these kinds of standardized studies, the more likelihood we’re going to be able to look for a treatment plan for these folks and hopefully reduce some of the burden of the disease,” says Dr. Chris Snyder, the Chief Quality Officer at PRMC.

Snyder adds that they have discharged 90 people of about 160 that have been admitted but with mass testing happening in the coming days those numbers will likely rise.

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