Missouri Governor Highlights Hospitals as They Meet COVID-19 Challenges
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (WGEM) - Gov. Mike Parson highlighted the innovation being done by Missouri hospitals in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
“I’m so proud of how Missourians have pulled together to help and find solutions during this time of crisis, including our health care system,” Governor Parson said. “Our hospitals across the state have responded to COVID-19 without hesitation. From converting ICU beds to training health care personnel and establishing remote testing sites, they have adjusted operations and come up with creative ways to meet the demands of COVID-19.”
Notably, Truman Medical Centers (TMC) has discovered that a robot that is used to disinfect rooms at its facilities using ultraviolet light can also be used to disinfect N95 masks. Additionally, TMC’s lab has found a way to make its own testing kits. TMC has tested over 1,700 patients so far.