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“We’re underwater”: Memorial ER doctor describes hospital crisis, COVID surge

Dr. Donald Zimmer, an Emergency Room physician at Memorial Hospital, candidly talks about the crisis our Beacon hospitals are currently facing.

“We’re underwater,” Dr. Zimmer says about the number of COVID-positive and seriously ill patients seeking care. “Every day more patients are coming in. … It feels like every day is worse than the last.”

Hear more of his interview in the video below.

About Heidi Prescott

Passionate about writing her whole life, Heidi Prescott joined Beacon Health System in 2015 and currently serves as Director of Communications. A former newspaper journalist who has experience in TV, radio, magazines and social media, Heidi loves storytelling, photography and spending time in nature.