Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Macomb County, Michigan, announced Wednesday that their ICU has reached capacity due to the surge of coronavirus patients, the Detroit Free Press reports.
“Like some of our other acute-care hospitals, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has reached capacity, and we are working aggressively with clinical partners in the region in an effort to transfer additional patients,” said Dr. Adnan Munkarah, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Henry Ford Health System.
Munkarah said the hospital was “continuing to balance ICU capacity across our health system, transferring patients when necessary.”
As of Wednesday morning, the Henry Ford Health System reported that they had 594 patients hospitalized at their hospitals in Southeast Michigan, including: 281 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit; 105 at Henry Ford West Bloomfield; 113 at Henry Ford Macomb; 73 at Henry Ford Wyandotte; and 22 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health.
On Thursday, a draft letter written by officials at the Henry Ford Health System leaked online revealing the hospital’s policy to prioritize care for “patients who have the best chance of getting better” in the event of a shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic.