INTERVIEW: Update With President and CEO of UnityPoint Health-St Luke's on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 14, 2020

LYNN WOLD
Credit UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's

Sioux City’s two hospitals are in the midst of a second surge of COVID-19.  Statewide hospitalizations hit another daily record.  Siouxland District Health reported a total of 69 patients at both facilities on Tuesday and 63 today.

The President and CEO of UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s says his facility started seeing an increase a few weeks ago after a low of one to two patients in the middle of August after a high of 43 patients in the spring.  The current rate is in the middle to upper 30s.

Lynn Wold talked to Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer about current conditions at the hospital and the two things people in the community should do to help prevent the spread of the disease especially as we head into the flu season.

* Siouxland Public Media also reached out to MercyOne Siouxland for an interview.  But, our request wasn't met.