St. E’s Youngstown ICU Capacity Plummets, Area Stays Even

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The intensive care capacity of local hospitals steady essentially even last week as the six area sites reported a combined 32 available beds as of Feb. 19, one more than the week prior.

There was a steep drop in availability at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, where there were no open beds Feb. 19, down from 10 the week before.

Nearly half of the available beds are at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, where there are 15 open ICU beds, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health released by Eye on Ohio. Last week, the Warren hospital had 14 open beds.

St. Joseph Warren Hospital reported one open ICU bed, up from two, while Salem Regional Regional Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital has five each. East Liverpool City Hospital had six open beds.

Statewide, the Ohio Department of Health reported 501 available ICU beds on Feb. 19, compared to 476 on Feb. 12. There were 1,011 reported open Feb. 11, a continuation of the state’s trend of weekly spikes in increased capacity 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. 

Pictured: St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

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