Local ICU Capacity Dips Slightly to 34 Beds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of available intensive care beds has dipped slightly over the past week, with 34 open beds as of Jan. 29, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health and released by the Ohio Center for Journalism.

That number is down from the 38 reported available a week prior.

About half of the open beds are at Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren, which had 15 available ICU beds on Jan. 29.

East Liverpool City Hospital and St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital each had five open, while St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital had four. Salem Regional Medical center had three open ICU beds and St. Joseph Warren Hospital had two. 

Compared to Jan. 21, capacity at St. Elizabeth Youngstown and St. Joseph Warren had the biggest drop in capacity. That week, the Youngstown hospital had 17 open ICU beds while its counterpart in Warren had seven available. 

Statewide, the Ohio Department of Health reports 653 ICU beds available as of Jan. 29, the highest Friday figure since Nov. 10. The data reported by ODH shows large swings between the number of beds available on Fridays and Saturdays, such as the move from 379 on Jan. 22 to 1,313 on Jan. 23.

The full dataset from the Ohio Center for Journalism, which also include the availability of medical/surgical beds, ventilators and protective equipment, can be seen HERE.

Copyright 2022 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.