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UPMC Releases Statement on Bed Shortage Rumors

August 25th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A caller to WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” Tuesday morning expressing concern that the latest COVID-19 spike has created an overflow situation at UPMC Western Maryland. Health system officials released a statement indicating that is not the case: “UPMC Western Maryland does not have a shortage of beds and is not at capacity. Because of UPMC's extensive planning and preparation, all facilities are well-equipped and able to provide care to any patient with a medical need. All UPMC facilities are open, operating normally and ready to provide care for all. As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, UPMC is committed to making vaccines accessible for all and encourages everyone who is eligible to receive their vaccine to do so”. Dr Matthew Simmons, UPMC Western Maryland’s vice president of Medical Affairs, offered that same message during a recent appearance on WCBC…