Coronavirus live updates: US hospitals in crisis as Idaho rations care – The Washington Post

Providence Alaska Medical Center is one of three hospitals in Anchorage, which is the state’s largest city, with a population close to 300,000. Late Tuesday, Providence began implementing crisis standards of care, a protocol that includes prioritizing resources and treatments for those who can benefit most from them. A hospital executive warned that specialty care such as cardiac treatments, trauma surgery and neurosurgery may not be available in the short term, according to local news reports.

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