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June 24, 2022

Special technique, collaboration saves COVID-19 patients in rural Indiana

IU Health Bedford Hospital

Special technique, collaboration saves COVID-19 patients in rural Indiana

Caregivers throughout the state entered uncharted territory when it came to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2022.

During the last COVID surge, patients were getting very sick, staff was overwhelmed, and ICU beds were at capacity.

For a rural facility with a 6-bed intensive care unit like IU Health Bedford Hospital, it created even more challenges.

But thanks to a special technique and a group of helping hands from IU Health Bloomington, the team at IU Health Bedford Hospital began to see some relief, and patients hospitalized with severe COVID cases are still alive today.

Watch the video below.