Hospitals overflowing with patients

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Updated: 1/11/2013 11:57 pm Published: 1/11/2013 11:42 pm

Hospitals in Tulsa are filled to capacity with patients diagnosed with flu-like symptoms. 

“ERs that normally see 60 -70 patients like at OSU medical, they may be up to 90-100,” said Dr. Scott Cyrus with Hillcrest South.  “Those that are used to 200-300 a day are seeing 400-500 a day. Everything is being taxed.”

Dr. Cyrus oversees most of the physicians’ staff in Tulsa.

“It is happening at Hillcrest South.  It’s happening at all the major hospitals.  I’m on staff at six hospitals here in Tulsa, I see that across the board.  We can’t hold someone at one hospital so they can’t be there-they have to transferred to another hospital where there is potentially a bed.  “They are being held in the emergency room then they are being held in the children day hospital.  It’s unfortunate.   Families don’t like it.  Nurses don’t like it.  Doctors don’t like it but it’s necessary, to get them the right care.

If all the facilities were to be filled and there was no room for transferring patients around, then the hospitals would use their emergency plan and work with surrounding cities to use their hospital space, such as: Owasso and Broken Arrow. 

“Hospitals are asking nurses to work overtime,” said Dr. Cyrus.  “Hospitals are asking workers to work over time, and they do it willingly because the demand is there.”



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aleman - 1/13/2013 8:04 PM
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You are ready and willing to take the excrement that the left feeds you and make a sandwich and eat it all day long and I bet you don't even like bread maysnot...

aleman - 1/13/2013 4:27 PM
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What the what?

Mayor Maynot - 1/13/2013 4:13 PM
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Alemon #8-)) The excrement that you spew forth from your mouth is the illness emaciates our "SoCiEtĀ„" Your sickness is part of the problem :-$ Mmmmmmmm half a can of tomato soup in a microwave safe container some milk a weenie a few canned carrots dried minced onion and garlic with some kind of cheesy spread topped with some redpeppers nuke for a minute stir give it another thirty seconds or until the concoction pops stir add crackers to give a little more consistency and you got some mighty fine crack filler :/) happy crack filling.

aleman - 1/12/2013 4:29 PM
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If your sick stay the hell home don't get out in public and cough on old people you diseased rats...stupidity has caused every epidemic the world has had

lillme - 1/12/2013 1:00 PM
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may god heal every one fast amen. thank you to the nurses and docs for being there when needed. let the healing rain fall

aleman - 1/12/2013 12:45 PM
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A lot of them run to emergency room with a little sniffle also takin' up tme that should be reserved for he truly ill folks...they got the inbred flu from not eating good...only cheese whiz and happy meals

Mayor Maynot - 1/12/2013 12:00 PM
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Those doctors sure are brave. Communicable diseases can be dangerous .
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