Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #50 -- Hospitalizations are increasing
Baptist Health Care (BHC) is seeing increases in hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19. Hospitalization data is now available via both the City of Pensacola’s and Escambia County’s COVID-19 dashboards.
BHC continues to closely monitor the situation and will make any facility and operations accommodations necessary to provide care to all patients, including those with COVID-19. Adjustments in BHC facilities and staffing needs made earlier in the pandemic provide the ability to modify for fluctuations in cases. Those adjustments will be deployed as needed to meet patient volume needs.
The health and safety of all patients and team members are the top priority of BHC, so strict infection prevention measures remain in place at all BHC facilities. The public is encouraged to visit https://ebaptisthealthcare.org/Covid-19-Information/visitation-during-covid to familiarize themselves with those measures and guidelines prior to arriving at a BHC facility.
To help control the spread of COVID-19 locally, BHC urges individuals to stay home if feeling sick, cover coughs, wash hands often and wear masks around others. Vaccination continues to be the most effective way to reduce spread and severity of COVID-19 infection. Free vaccinations, including boosters, are available throughout the area. Locations can be found at floridahealthcovid19.gov.