The U.S. Air Force sent a team of medical personnel to Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage amid limited staffing.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (KABC) — A federal team of doctors arrived at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage Thursday to assist with the hospital’s staffing shortage.
The hospital is swamped with COVID-19 patients amid a surge in cases, prompting the U.S. Air Force to send a 21-person team of medical personnel.
The team is undergoing some training and plan to be ready to care for patients by Saturday.
Dr. Alan Williamson, the hospital’s chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs, told ABC News earlier this week they’re “close” to a breaking point.
As of late Thursday night, the intensive care unit was at capacity.