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How Kansas City's Truman Medical Centers Are Preparing For A Winter Surge Of Coronavirus

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Carlos Moreno
KCUR 89.3
A coronavirus tester at Truman Medical Center Lakewood approaches a vehicle in the drive-through testing tent in Lee's Summit.

Doctors and administrators are facing an incredible amount of uncertainty right now as current conditions at a hospital could change quickly.

In October alone, eight area hospitals have had to divert ambulances due to a high number of COVID-19 patients. We learned how Truman Medical Centers are prepared for an expected surge of coronavirus cases, compounded by the start of flu season.

  • Charlie Shields, president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers
  • Dr. Mark Steele, chief medical officer of Truman Medical Centers
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