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By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Patient Transfers remains a problem for hospital


Last updated 5/3/2022 at 11:56am

RITZVILLE – While COVID-19 cases have declined in recent weeks, East Adams Rural Hospital continues to face challenges transferring critically ill and trauma patients to larger hospitals in the region.

The problem is more of a staff issue rather than available beds, Chief of Staff Dr. Charles M. Sackmann said last week during a hospital board meeting with a light agenda and three of five board members present..

If patients cannot be transferred to a hospital in Spokane, options farther way have to be taken, including the Puget Sound region and Idaho, he said.

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