In order to address the increase of patients needing critical and intensive care inpatient resources, Columbus Regional Hospital has opened an additional intensive care unit in the inpatient setting.

This additional unit will operate as needed to handle overflow of critically ill patients. As the latest surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues, the decision to open a second ICU space was made due to the consistently high numbers of inpatients needing critical care resources such as staffing, hospital beds and specialized equipment. Due to the stress on health systems state and nationwide, the ability to transfer in and out of CRH and other area facilities is severely limited.

For several weeks, the existing ICU space at Columbus Regional Hospital has been running at capacity. The health system will do all it can within its power to continue to respond to and address the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.

We ask our community to please, be careful and cautious; get vaccinated and wear a mask.