Cortez hospital hit by pandemic

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Cortez hospital hit by pandemic

Capacity still 50%, but some staff infected by COVID-19, CEO says
Tom Sykes, left, a respiratory therapist at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, and Dennis Delaney, a paramedic, log tests at the drive-thru COIVD-19 testing site at the hospital in this file photo.
Meghan Higman, inpatient services director at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, demonstrates a ventilator machine at the hospital in a room that is negative pressure for COVID-19 patients.
A ventilator machine at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez in a room that has negative pressure for COVID-19 patients. The hospital is increasing bed capacity because of the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Cortez hospital hit by pandemic

Tom Sykes, left, a respiratory therapist at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, and Dennis Delaney, a paramedic, log tests at the drive-thru COIVD-19 testing site at the hospital in this file photo.
Meghan Higman, inpatient services director at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, demonstrates a ventilator machine at the hospital in a room that is negative pressure for COVID-19 patients.
A ventilator machine at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez in a room that has negative pressure for COVID-19 patients. The hospital is increasing bed capacity because of the increase in COVID-19 cases.
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