Alaska activates crisis standards of care for PMC, others


October 7, 2021

The State of Alaska activated its crisis standards of care document Saturday for 20 health care facilities across the state according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

The list of facilities includes Petersburg Medical Center and Wrangell Medical Center as well as facilities in Anchorage, Juneau, and other cities.

A lack of resources within some hospitals, limited health care staffing, and the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state caused the state’s Crisis Care Committee to request the document be activated.

Facilities also face difficulties in...

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