Goshen Health staffing numbers “struggling” with COVID spike

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Goshen Health continues to struggle with staffing numbers in light of the recent COVID spike across the area.

Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Dan Nafzinger says that many healthcare workers are becoming exhausted and they don’t have enough people to meet their staffing needs as numbers rise.

Nafzinger says another concern is having postpone important surgeries as COVID patients fill up the ICU beds. As of Monday, the number of patients was slightly down at the hospital with 39 people. Dating back to March, just over 21,000 tests have been completed with nearly 3,100 positive tests, which reflect a 15 percent positivity rate.