The state has medical surge personnel in the staging pool who it would like to allocate to impacted facilities.
These facilities include hospitals experiencing significant ambulance patient offload times, a high number of emergency department-boarded patients, high COVID-19 burden, or other significant impacts.
Hospitals experiencing any of these scenarios are encouraged to submit resource requests for staffing to their Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) as soon as possible.
If a hospital has financial considerations, the state will evaluate on a case-by-case basis state-funded support for the staff. Otherwise, the hospital will be responsible for reimbursing the state through a memorandum of understanding.
The available staffing support includes:
- Registered nurses (emergency department, intensive care unit, med/surg, med/surg and telemetry, step-down unit)
- Licensed vocational nurses
- Certified nursing assistants
- Pharmacy technicians
- Registered respiratory therapists
For any additional questions, hospitals should contact their MHOAC.