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New H1N1 cases nearly set a record at a children’s hospital in MN

Hospital Safety Insider, October 13, 2009

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Here’s just a snapshot of how hospitals around the country are dealing with H1N1 outbreaks: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota recorded its second-highest patient volume ever at its St. Paul campus when 195 patients came into the ER on Sunday, half of them exhibiting flu symptoms, according to Minnesota Public Radio’s Web site.
 
The hospital’s busiest ER day ever occurred in May when 197 patients came into the ER during the first wave of H1N1, according to Minnesota Public Radio.
 
Rooms used during the day for regular pediatric clinic visits are now also put into service at night--when the ER is most active--for overflow patient traffic.



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