The Oklahoman



Six intensive care unit beds were open across four Oklahoma City health systems, according to capacity figures they reported Wednesday as COVID-19 continues to spread in the state.

Integris Health, Mercy, OU Health and SSM Health St. Anthony began reporting their own capacity data in August, which they said was an effort to be transparen­t about the impact of the surge on their hospitals.

The reports will come every Monday, Wednesday and Friday “until our health care community begins to see relief from this current surge,” the health systems said.

Here are the latest figures reported by each of the four health systems, as of Wednesday. The reports are a snapshot in time, as hospital capacity can change hour-to-hour as patients are admitted and discharged.

h Integris Health: 100 COVID-19 patients in its hospitals, down from109 in the previous report. Six ICU beds were available. Of the COVID-19 patients in its hospitals, 83% were unvaccinat­ed.

Mercy: 77 COVID-19 patients in Mercy hospitals, down from 78 in the previous report. Of those, 34 were at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, up from from 31 in the previous report. Mercy had no ICU beds available. At Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, 70% of COVID-19 patients were unvaccinat­ed.

OU Health: Across all three of its hospitals, including Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, there were 21 COVID-19 patients, down from 30 in the previous report. Zero ICU beds were available. 62% of the COVID-19 patients were unvaccinat­ed.

h SSM Health St. Anthony: 90COVID-19 patients in SSM Health St. Anthony Hospitals, no change from the previous report. No ICU beds were available. An average of 90% of its hospitaliz­ed COVID-19 patients were unvaccinat­ed.

The state Health Department also has resumed releasing daily hospital capacity reports that use data hospitals report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Health Department’s latest report Wednesday showed 89 ICU beds were available across the state, including 35 in the Oklahoma City area.

State health officials have acknowledg­ed the discrepanc­ies between their reported data on hospital capacity and what individual hospitals were reporting and said the state was working with hospital leaders to address those discrepanc­ies.

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