Daily Stats (Updated 3/31/2020 at 5:30 pm)
- As of today, Lee Health has:
- 29 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 2,785 specimens for testing
- Discharged 14 patients
- 140 employees quarantined; 7 employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
- Click here for table showing specimens sent to the lab, positive cases currently in our hospitals, presumptive positive cases and telemedicine visits.
Gulf Coast Medical Center Expansion
The 216-bed expansion at Gulf Coast Medical Center will officially open this Thursday, April 2, two months ahead of schedule. With the expansion, the hospital will now have 250 beds for COVID-19 patients and persons under investigation (PUIs), who will be together in these cohort units, separated from our other patients. The hospital will also have 18 additional negative pressure isolation rooms and 76 overflow ICU beds to treat COVID-19 patients. We appreciate the efforts of our Lee Health team and community partners, especially our contractors, equipment providers, supply chain, information technology, facilities planning, ancillary services and many others for expediting the completion and opening of the expansion. We are #LeeHealthStrong and we are ready to do all we can to care for our community.
Updated Visitation Guidelines in OB Units and Golisano Children’s Hospital
We have updated visitation guidelines in our OB units have changed and now allow only one consistent support person per patient. Additionally, beginning April 1, and until further notice, Golisano Children’s Hospital will be limiting visitation to one parent or support person and no children younger than 12 will be allowed to accompany or stay with a patient in the children’s hospital. With both OB and our pediatric patients, we recommend families stay in contact using virtual means, like Skype, FaceTime and phone calls.
Blood Drive Success
We are thrilled to share that we received a record number of blood donations in March; this could have not been possible without the support of our community. Just two weeks ago, we were short nearly 1,000 units due to blood drive cancellat