Increased capacity for stable, COVID-positive patients
Muskegon, Mich. (November 17, 2020) – Mercy Health Muskegon will open a new COVID care unit at Hackley Campus on Thursday, November 19, in response to the increased number of COVID cases in the Muskegon County.
The new unit will treat stable, COVID-positive patients who require extended stays in the hospital. The unit will open with 10 beds, with plans to ramp up to 20 beds within a week. It will be staffed by licensed nurses and physicians who are already on Mercy Health Muskegon’s medical staff.
“Muskegon County is seeing one of the most significant surges of COVID cases in the state,” said Justin Grill, DO, chief medical officer of Mercy Health Muskegon. “We are fortunate to have the Hackley Campus available to activate as an alternative COVID care site. This will help alleviate the burden on the Mercy Campus.”
Mercy Health Muskegon previously closed all inpatient and emergency services at Hackley Campus as part of the third and final phase of construction and renovation on its 10-story medical center at Mercy Campus, 1500 E. Sherman Boulevard.
Patients cannot be admitted to the new COVID care unit by coming directly to Hackley Campus. If you think you have COVID or are experiencing COVID symptoms, call your primary care physician. If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department immediately.
To learn more about Mercy Health’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.MercyHealth.com/COVID19.