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Mason Health delivers 'State of the Pandemic'

 

February 24, 2022

Matt Baide

Mason Health hosts a vaccine clinic at the Shelton YMCA on Jan. 7.

Mason Health Superintendent and CEO Eric Moll gave the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce a look at how COVID-19 affected the hospital.

Moll told the gathering Feb. 17 that Mason Health's inpatient numbers are "still high by historical standards," but not as high as it was last month.

Moll estimated the hospital averaged about 13 patients pre-pandemic, whereas the five months prior to February were trending around 30, more than double the preceding (and current) numbers.

According to Moll, staffing and resources have been stretched by the number of COVID-positive staff, which remained...



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