Bed capacity dwindling at some Michigan hospitals amid COVID surge

Doctors carry a coronavirus patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Vareses Circolo hospital, in Varese, Italy, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. During Italy's autumn pandemic resurgence, concern is falling less on intensive care wards and more on regular medical wards, as eight regions have seen the needle move alarmingly into the red-alert zone with more than half of hospital beds dedicated to coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) (Luca Bruno, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Several Michigan hospitals, including some in Metro Detroit, are seeing more and more beds filled as COVID-19 continues to surge in the state.

Here’s a look at some bed occupancy percentages at hospitals in Southeast Michigan as of Nov. 30: (The percentage of staffed inpatient beds occupied by any patient regardless of COVID-19 status. This includes surge or overflow beds.)

  • Ascension Macomb Oakland Madison Heights:  65%
  • Ascension Macomb Oakland Warren: 94%
  • Ascension Providence Hospital: 80%
  • Ascension Providence Hospital Southfield: 87%
  • Ascension Providence Rochester: 77%
  • Beaumont Farmington Hills: 83%
  • Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak: 70%
  • Beaumont Hospital - Troy: 77%
  • Beaumont Hospital Dearborn: 74%
  • Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe: 63%
  • Beaumont Hospital Taylor: 77%
  • Beaumont Hospital Trenton: 79%
  • Beaumont Hospital Wayne: 88%
  • Detroit Receiving Hosp & Univ Health Ctr: 99%
  • Garden City Hospital: 83%
  • Harper Univ/Hutzel Women’s Hospitals: 89%
  • Henry Ford Allegiance Health: 65%
  • Henry Ford Hospital: 76%
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital: 96%
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital: 80%
  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital: 71%
  • McLaren Port Huron Hospital: 99%
  • McLaren Thumb Region: 33%
  • McLaren-Oakland Hospital:  81%
  • St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital: 53%
  • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland: 71%
  • St. Mary Mercy Hospital: 83%
  • U-M Hospital: 78%
  • Statewide: 74%

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Michigan hospital capacity during COVID-19

Michigan offers data on hospital capacity and bed occupancy for hospitals around Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Patients – Confirmed positive patients, as well as patients who are suspected of having COVID-19. This includes COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

COVID-19 Patients in ICU - Confirmed positive patients and suspected patients in intensive care unit (ICU).

Bed Occupancy - The percentage of staffed inpatient beds occupied by any patient regardless of COVID-19 status. This includes surge or overflow beds.

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