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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Stretched Thin:

Short supply: Three ICU beds were available Saturday in GLOW region

Two GLOW region hospitals had no Intensive Care Unit beds available as of Saturday. Wyoming County Community Hospital and United Medical Memorial Hospital each had zero ICU beds as of Saturday, according to the state’s hospital bed capacity tracker. WCCH has a total of eight ICU beds and UMMH has a total of nine ICU beds .

The lack of beds comes as the region continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and staffing shortages. In overall terms, WCCH was listed as having a total of 41 beds, out of which four were available — or 10 percent. The seven-day average of available hospital beds is 11 percent and for available ICU beds seven-day average is 0 percent.

UMMC was listed as having of 81 hospital beds, and as of Saturday they had 16 hospital beds available or 20 percent. Its seven-day average of available beds is 14 percent, with an 8 percent seven-day average of available ICU beds.

Statistics for other are hospitals included:

■ Medina Memorial Hospital has no ICU beds, but had 18 total hospital beds. Six were available as of Saturday or 33 percent. The seven-day average of available hospital beds at MMH is 44 percent.

■ Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville has a total of eight ICU beds, and had three available as of Saturday for 38 percent. The seven-day average of ICU beds in Livingston was 30 percent.

There are 45 total hospital beds at Noyes and 19 were available, for 42 percent. For a seven-day average of the available beds is 33 percent.

■ The Finger Lakes region — which includes the GLOW counties — has a total of 287 ICU beds, of which 10 were available Saturday, according to the state data. That works out to about 3 percent, with a seven-day availability average of 5 percent.

Out of 2,347 hospital beds in the Finger Lakes region, 230, or about 10 percent, were available.

Includes reporting by Matt Surtel.)

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