From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — UAB Hospital has activated its surge plan in response to COVID-19, according to ABC 33/40.
The surge plan was developed in March in case of an influx of patients.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the vital importance of UAB to Alabama and the world,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts. “We continue to leverage research and innovation, community service, patient care, and education to make a big difference.”
UAB doctors were treating more than 100 COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized as of Wednesday, July 22, 2020, according to the report. UAB’s emergency room is still available to all patients.
ABC 33/40’s Lauren Walsh spoke with other area hospitals to get an update on plans in case of a surge. Click here to read the full report.