Hospital Bed Utilization

Having followed surplus hospital beds while I was State Representatives in the 1990’s, I found the following information released in a press release fro state government of interest:

This is snapshot in time data captured at 10am on April 3, 2020. The numbers will change frequently as the state works to increase capacity and new patients need care:

Statewide Hospitalizations
Total hospital beds27,991
Total beds open11,502
Total beds used (i.e. hospitalizations)16,489
Total ICU beds2,683
ICU beds open806
ICU beds used1,877
COVID-19 patients in ICU935 (representing 35% of ICU beds in use)
Total vents2,543
Vents open1,517
Vents used1,026
Vents used by COVID-19 patients666
Total COVID-19 patients in hospitals(not ICU)                          2,049
Percent of Hospital Beds Occupied by COVID-19 patients                    18%
Total COVID-19 patients in Hospital                                                                     2,984


Hospital Bed Utilization — 29 Comments

  1. Sunshine blogger, do you have a day name and a night name? In the spirit of transparency exemplified on this sunshine blog, I strongly suggest an explanation to our entire legion of readers. Despite the ruthless display of homophobia and transphobia we see every day on this sunshine blog, and putting aside any minimal or trivial political differences we may have, I will never disavow my cyber-friendship with you regardless of the circumstances. That is the kind of friend I am. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, hug your neighbor, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  2. Cal is keeping truth from you. He is apparently cheering on the new world order with his steadfast belief in the lies. Since Cal has deigned to not publish any of the photos I sent him on April 1,2020 of three local hospitals (I didn’t have any way to end him the two videos I shot.) Enjoy this

  3. Angel the homophile and transphile…… I am angelphobic. Terribly so. I kinda go crazy. Hi Angel!

    Cindy’s right it’s all BS!

  4. Sunshine blogger, could you please file a FOI request to the government agencies of Wuhan, in the Hubei province? Ask them to reveal the planning and execution of this biological weapon against the United States. I want to know what these folks have been hiding regarding this plan to derail my six-times-bankrupt, sexual-assaulter-in-chief from the White House. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  5. A hearing was held in the first week of February 2020 by the U.S. Senate Committee responsible for Health regarding the “Emerging Disease Threat: How the U.S. Is Responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus”.
    There are 12 Republican Senators and 11 Democrat Senators on the Committee including Bernie Sanders.

    According to testimony by Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services it appears that many (most?) States and hospitals across the Nation were not prepared for a pandemic as they were required to do. Dr Kadlec said:

    “Our nation’s healthcare system is better prepared than it has ever been. For example, all
    50 states have Pandemic Plans, as a requirement of CDC’s Public Health Emergency
    Preparedness Program (PHEP) and ASPR’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). HPP was
    established after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, with the goal of improving the
    capacity of local hospitals across the country to deal with disasters and a large influx of patients
    in an emergency. Using HPP funding, state grantees initially purchased equipment and supplies
    needed for emergency medical surge capacity.”

    So, Dr. Kadlec’s assessment was terribly incorrect and misled the Senators.

  6. Unfortunately we can’t count the beds available for what was supposed to be a new Mercy hospital that was to be built in Crystal Lake.

    Politic and greed got in the way.

    If Centegra and Resurrection Hospitals spent money on ventilators and mask and not lawyers and lawsuits maybe we could have save some of the people who will die because greed and politics got in the way.

  7. Kim Iversen’s last video explaining the math from different sources is very helpful in gaining a broader perspective.

    Kim shows headlines from flu seasons in recent years that overwhelmed the hospital capacity, using outdoor facilities.

    This is nothing new.

    Did you know why there are refrigerated trailers near the hospitals?

    Deceased CV patients are treated as biohazard so the funeral homes can’t obtain the bodies in short order.

    I encourage everyone to follow the path of health, get more sun, digest healthy food, learn what we can do to strengthen our immune system. Social distancing and lots of hand washing are my defense as well.

    We need to take a walk and pray for Wisdom and Peace and Truth!

    Also please consider another perspective from YouTube’s “AMAZING POLLY”, these fearless truth seekers are dedicating their life to bring understanding to us all.

  8. Is this the same Gary Christ that walks down the road with an over sized wooden cross every year?

    Just curious, you have caused many crashes with that stunt.

  9. Correction to the post at 10:41 PM on April 3, 2020. The Senate Hearing was on March 3, 2020 not early February. Hearing minutes can be found at U.S. Government Senate Committee on Health/Education website.

  10. Thank you professor for that correction. I could hardly sleep last night thinking about that inconsistency. That’s how seriously I take all the charlatanry you spew here every day. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, hug your neighbor, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  11. Cindy and Gus, what a freakin’ perfect couple.

    Sicko and Psycho!

    I’ll leave it to you guys to figure out which is which.

  12. Thank you Nob Sent me.

    Well said!

    Gus needs to stay in South Carolina!

    As for Cindy, she doesn’t live in McHenry County either!

  13. Gus is like the energizer bunny.

    He takes a licking and keeps on ticking!

    Get lost Gus!

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