Local ICU Capacity Drops, St. Elizabeth Boardman Sees Biggest Fall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After a brief respite, the number of available intensive care beds in the area dropped to 31 as of last week.

The week before, on Feb. 4, the six area hospitals reported 55 available beds, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health released by Eye on Ohio.

The steepest drop was at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, which had just one open bed on Feb. 11, down from 13 a week prior.

Trumbull Regional Medical Center had the most available ICU beds with 14 on Feb. 12, even with the previous week. St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital reported 10 open beds on Feb. 11, two more than the Feb. 4 report.

Salem Regional Medical Center and East Liverpool City Hospital each reported four available beds on Feb. 12; Salem Regional’s capacity was down from 13 the week before, while East Liverpool City Hospital was even. And St. Joseph Warren Hospital reported two open beds, down one from the week before.

Statewide, the Ohio Department of Health reports 476 open ICU beds as of Feb. 12, compared 488 on Feb. 5. There were 1,092 reported available Feb. 11, continuing the trend of weekly spikes on Fridays.

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.

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