HCMC physician: After months of low volumes, trauma center was “back to business” during protests

Matthew Prekker, critical care physician, Hennepin County Medical Center: What we see in the hospital has lagged a bit behind what’s going on in people’s homes in the community. We’ve been watching case numbers closely and have seen an unexpected plateau, or even the start of a decrease, in Minnesota, though we’re not feeling that drop yet in the hospital. We’re very busy and still have a lot of people who need critical care.