More Michigan hospitals in need of help as COVID-19 cases climb

Henry Ford in Dearborn is on the verge of asking for help, joining Covenant in Saginaw and Spectrum in Grand Rapids.
COVID-19 cases are climbing across the state leave hospitals filling up quickly.
COVID-19 cases are climbing across the state leave hospitals filling up quickly.(KEYC News Now)
Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 6:44 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 6:12 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - COVID-19 cases are climbing across the state with hospitals filling up quickly. Now, the government is sending more medical personnel to help out some hospitals in The Mitten State.

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Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, and Beaumont Health in Dearborn are receiving extra help. Those workers are expected to arrive Sunday.

It’s not just those three hospitals that need more healthcare workers. Henry Ford Health System says it’s on the brink of calling for help.

“If these numbers continue to go up 10%, 20% every couple weeks the way that we’re seeing it, we will be looking for alternative help quite quickly,” said Bob Riney, Chief Operating Officer of Henry Ford Health System.

The State of Michigan released updated COVID-19 numbers Wednesday.

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