Yakima COVID-19 patients moved to western Washington

The sudden increase of COVID-19 cases in Yakima is straining resources there. Some patients are now being transferred to western Washington so they can get the critical care they need.

Dr. Steven Mitchell, medical director of Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department, explains how the coordination center helps determine where patients can receive care, so as to alleviate the volume experienced by any one hospital system. 

UW Medicine