Minnesota ICU beds in use for COVID-19 patients reach new high

“This is an expected trend,” said Jennifer DeCubellis, CEO of Hennepin Healthcare, which oversees HCMC (formerly Hennepin County Medical Center). “We anticipated that social distancing would allow health systems time to get space, staff and supplies in place in order to be better prepared for higher volumes — but that the volumes would still increase, ideally at a slower and more manageable pace.”