More workers needed at Bakersfield hospitals as Covid -19 starts to surge.


Adventist Health Bakersfield, Kern Medical, Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Mercy Downtown and Mercy Southwest have all filed requests for more workers according to Kern County Public Health Services Director Matt Constantine.

“Employees are working really hard, they don’t have any breaks or relief, Hospitals are really busy right now. ” Constantine said.

Two Mercy hospitals have hit capacity, Mercy Downtown and Mercy Southwest hit capacity two weeks ago and ambulance traffic had to be diverted to other hospitals.

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