Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney Nearing Capacity
UPDATED to include Medstar’s dispute of the HHS data.
According to newly released data, about 90 percent of the Medstar Montgomery Medical Center’s adult in-patient beds and 95 percent of their ICU beds were in use last week.
At Medstar, the week from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3 saw an average of 6.6 of 6.9 ICU beds occupied and 102.1 of 114.6 in-patient beds in use.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began publishing weekly hospital-level occupancy data yesterday.
According to Montgomery County’s data dashboard, 82.4 percent of county-wide hospital beds were occupied on Dec. 3, a record high during the pandemic.
As of Monday, 75.1 percent of MoCo beds were occupied. Statewide, about 80 percent of in-patient beds and about 77 percent of ICU beds were occupied during the week of Nov. 27 to Dec. 3.
Montgomery County considers the risk of transmission low if occupancy is below 80 percent, moderate if occupancy is between 80 and 90 percent, and high if occupancy is above 90 percent.
Medstar has reached out to us to dispute the HHS data and is working on providing us with accurate numbers.
By Prayag Gordy