PRMC reports 40 percent fewer ICU patients than rest of the country

SALISBURY, Md. – A doctor at Peninsula Regional Medical Center says they did not see as many patients in the ICU as other parts of the country did.

Dr. Chris Snyder tells 47 ABC they’re working with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to analyze data and figure out what they may have done differently. They’re looking at things like how they handled pharmaceuticals, early isolation and overall management in order to figure out what may have impacted the percentage of COVID-19 patients in ICU.

“In most COVID situations when you’re sick enough to come into the hospital, into a non ICU setting, it typically progresses to a critical care need. In fact the population, we’re about 40 percent probably lower than the rest of the country. So we’re trying to figure out if we did something different,” says Dr. Chris Snyder, the Chief Quality Officer at PRMC.

Dr. Chris Snyder says COVID-19 is not going away and they’re going to treat it as any other patient grouping in the hospital like COPD or cardiac patients. So they’re planning to maintain the COVID-19 treatment areas in the hospital into the future.

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