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COVID-19 Is Filling Up Arizona's ICUs. Here's How Hospitals Are Responding

Ann-Marie Alameddin
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Ann-Marie Alameddin.

On June 5, Banner Health’s chief clinical officer said its ICUs are at pretty much at full-capacitydue at least in part to a surge in COVID-19 patients. Statewide, hospitals have seen a recent jump in emergency room visits by patients who are positive for COVID-19 or those who are suspected to have it.

To get a sense of how hospitals are handling the increase in cases here in Arizona, The Show spoke with Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.