Michelle Steel meets with Orange County hospital executives to receive COVID-19 update

Yesterday Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, hosted a roundtable discussion with Orange County hospital executives to hear their experiences on the frontlines of COVID-19.

The meeting included hospital executives from: Orange County Global Medical Center, Kindred Hospital- Brea, Kaiser Permanente, Encompass Rehabilitation, St. Jude Hospital, Providence St. Joseph, Foothill Regional, Orange Coast/Saddleback Medical Centers, Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital-Westminster, UCI Medical Center, Garden Grove & Huntington Beach Hospitals, Kindred Hospital- Santa Ana, West Anaheim Med Center/La Palma Hospital, Chapman & South Coast Global Medical Centers, and included a representative from the Orange County Medical Association. The Hospital Association of Southern California was instrumental in bringing this group together.

The hospital executives shared the importance of returning to regular procedures for residents in need of medical care, about their surge preparations, as well as their need for more Personal Protective Equipment, testing supplies, and support as hospitalizations rise and they begin to prepare for flu season.

One executive mentioned the positive results they’ve seen from the experimental drug Remdesivir as a treatment, and another said they are seeing fewer intubations and less use of ventilators as they learn and improve their response.

“We will continue to work together with hospitals and our health care agency staff to ensure our frontline medical professionals have what they need to treat patients,” said Chairwoman Steel. “We also had a robust discussion about data and will continue to work together to release more detailed and consistent and accurate information on COVID-19 hospitalizations, such as how many positive patients are hospitalized because COVID-19 as opposed to other illnesses.”

“As policy makers, we need to have the most accurate data possible when making decisions and providing transparent information to the public. These ongoing discussions with hospitals will help us do that,” Chairwoman Steel added.

This article was released by the Office of Chairwoman Michelle Steel.

1 Comment

  1. Does ms steel serve the residents of oc or the president of the u.s.?
    Is she actually focused on her attempt to represent California in the u.s. congress? Is her husband a member of the Republican National committee? Does she question the science of masking up? Does she care about the long term health of our county residents?

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