LAC+USC hospital adapts to ‘daunting number’ of COVID patients

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LA County + USC Medical Center is currently full of patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses, says Dr. Brad Spelling. Photo courtesy of LAC+USC Medical Center

LA County + USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) is one of the busiest trauma centers in the world. Its chief medical officer, Dr. Brad Spelling, says the hospital has 100 COVID-19 patients now, and roughly 40 of those are in the ICU. He says there are enough staff members and PPE, but staff are exhausted, and the public needs to follow health guidelines to slow contagion.