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BHS treating 11 patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

March 30, 2020 News Extra

As Butler Health System continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic, it recognized its doctors Monday in celebration of National Doctors Day.

“I don't think that there has been a time since major wars that the importance of doctors to our country — and to our community — has been more profound,” said Ken DeFurio, BHS president and CEO.

DeFurio sent his thanks to doctors everywhere, those that work at BHS and beyond.

Butler Health System continues to treat and test patients daily for the coronavirus.

Staff at Butler Memorial Hospital are treating 11 patients, including six suspected of having COVID-19 and five with confirmed cases.

Four of these 11 patients are being treated in the intensive care unit.

BHS also gave updated information for Clarion Hospital which is treating four patients, three suspected of having COVID-19 and one confirmed case. Two of these patients are being treated in the ICU.

Through Sunday, BHS has tested 920 patients for the virus with 645 of those test coming from the BMH outdoor facility. Clarion Hospital has tested 113 patients at its own outdoor facility.

According to BHS spokeswoman Jana Panther, supplies and personal protective equipment remain at adequate levels right now, but the system will continue to accept any donations and offers.

“Email covid19donations@butylerhealthsystem.org to arrange a donation of PPE,” Panther said.