Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Ascension All Saints meeting COVID challenges; down to one single unit

From The Journal

Eric Johnson

RACINE — With COVID-19 infections on the rise again in Racine County, which has the third-highest infection rate in Wisconsin, officials at Ascension All Saints Hospital say the facility remains well-poised to treat COVID-19 patients, whether hospitalized or on an outpatient basis.
In addition to its main full-service hospital facility at 3801 Spring St., Ascension Wisconsin operates a number of ancillary clinic, counseling and behavioral health facilities in Racine County, including Ascension Wisconsin Health Center, 10180 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant, opened in February with urgent care, imaging, primary and specialty care, rehabilitation and occupational health services. An ambulatory surgery center is slated to be opened at the Mount Pleasant site later this year.

Well prepared for pandemic

Kristin McManmon, president of Ascension All Saints Hospital, noted the facility moved into an “incident command structure” in March in anticipation of an expected “impending surge” of COVID-19 patients. Elective surgeries and other procedures, since resumed, were suspended on March 11 as Racine County began seeing its first COVID infection cases.
Ascension declined to disclose its hospital capacity data, directing The Journal Times to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website for statewide and regional hospital capabilities data.
The DHS website does not provide a breakdown of hospitalizations by county.

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