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PMC running low on rapid test supplies


November 5, 2020

In his report to the Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors last week, PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter said a nationwide shortage of Cepheid cartridges has caused the hospital to closely monitor its own supply of cartridges and enacted guidelines for rapid testing.

The hospital's testing capacity is currently exceeding its par level, or the number of cartridges needed to react

to a local outbreak, Hofstetter said.

"We cannot get the supplies needed to test," said Hofstetter to the borough assembly at their meeting on Monday.

PMC has also firmed up its policy for traveling staff members to...

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