An ongoing surge in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, combined with unprecedented health care staffing shortages, is causing a significant strain on hospitals at Scripps Health and across San Diego County. Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder recently spoke with several media outlets about the serious situation and how the public can help as the current COVID-19 surge intensifies.
Read the San Diego Union-Tribune article: High Number of Sick Health Care Workers Push Hospitals to Brink
See the 10 News coverage: Scripps Dealing with Busy ERs, Staffing Shortages
Watch the KPBS story: Hospitals Struggle with COVID Surge as Staff Gets Sick
View the Fox 5 interview: Scripps Staff Squeezed Amid Rise in COVID Hospitalizations
See the CBS 8 coverage: Local Hospitals Impacted by COVID Patients, Staff Shortages
Watch the NBC 7 story: Packed ERs Prompt Suspension of Emergency Diversion Policy