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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Influx, staffing shortages hurt COVID-19 by Michigan hospitals

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According to reports in the Detroit Free Press, Michigan hospitals are once again reaching a dangerous tipping point, as staffing shortages and an influx of COVID-19 patients have begun to strain healthcare facilities around the state. 

See this and more in the Wayne County COVID-19 Report for September 13, 2021.

Adding to the crunch is that many Michiganders have delayed seeking medical care during the pandemic, and now are arriving at hospital emergency rooms in worse condition. 

“You could have all the (hospital) beds in the world but if you don't have an adequate number of nurses, physicians, other health care providers to staff those beds, that's where we run into a problem," said Brian Peters, the CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. 

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