WHAIC Data Show Effects of COVID-19 on State Hospitals

Part Four: COVID-19 Case Surge (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020)

From WHA The Valued Voice May 20, 2021

The Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center (WHAIC) has quantified and documented the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Wisconsin’s health care system in a new report. This week, The Valued Voice focuses on the COVID-19 case surge in Wisconsin in late 2020, when rampant virus spread caused hospitalizations to spike dramatically, straining the entire health system. During this time, health systems were severely stressed and COVID-19 patients supplanted, or “crowded out,” other health care services. Read the report.