MUSKEGON, Mich. — Mercy Health is opening a new COVID-19 care unit at its Hackley Campus in Muskegon on Thursday in response to the increased number of cases in Muskegon County.
The COVID-19 care unit will treat stable COVID-19 patients who require extended hospital stays, according to Mercy Health today.
The unit will open with 10 beds, and the health system plans to ramp up to 20 beds within a week.
It will be staffed by physicians and licensed nurses already on Mercy Health Muskegon’s medical staff.
“Muskegon County is seeing one of the most significant surges of COVID cases in the state,” said Dr. Justin Grill, chief medical officer, Mercy Health Muskegon.
“We are fortunate to have the Hackley Campus available to activate as an alternative COVID care site. This will help alleviate the burden on the Mercy Campus.”
Mercy Health said patients cannot be admitted to the COVID-19 care unit by coming directly to the Hackley Campus.
People should contact their doctor if they have COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID symptoms, Mercy Health said.