Ascension Via Christi President and CEO Bob Copple

Seven months in to the coronavirus pandemic, more than 115 patients infected with COVID-19 have been cared for at Ascension Via Christi.

Those figures were reported from a recent op/ed penned by Bob Copple, president of the Manhattan hospital. Copple says local physicians have done a great job adjusting, learning and taking great care of people and said the same of his associates.

He also commented that Via Christi has access to Remdisiver – having administered more than 70 doses, in addition to other new and evolving therapeutics. He says the hospital is also participating in the Mayo Clinic’s convalescent plasma trial and has provided 10 units. Of the nearly 5,000 patients tested at the hospital in the past seven months, roughly 1,100 came back positive, with about 55 having to be admitted for inpatient care.

Copple ended his letter saying it’s “more critical than ever” for community members to wear masks whenever they are within six feed of someone not in their immediate household, practice good hand hygiene and stay home whenever possible.

Copple OpEd 10-20



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