RANCHO MIRAGE (CNS) - Federal medical personnel will begin arriving at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage today to assist the Coachella Valley hospital, which is experiencing staffing woes due to an influx of COVID-19 patients.
The roughly 20-person team, which includes doctors, physician assistants, critical care nurses and respiratory technicians — all active military members — will be available to start deploying to the floor on Friday after an orientation, according to Dr. Alan Williamson, the hospital's chief medical officer.
"Right now, we have a physical capacity to care for more patients, but it's very difficult for us to find the staff," Williamson told City News Service.
Eisenhower Health is one of three hospitals in the Coachella Valley. It is approaching its roughl