Business Insider: Kansas Radiologist Slept In RV At Hospital As The Only Available Tech To Take X-Rays

A radiology technician at a Kansas hospital had to sleep in an RV in the parking lot for over a week after his coworkers got sick with COVID-19 last month, the Associated Press reported.

Eric Lewallen had to be on-site at Rush County Memorial Hospital in La Crosse, Kansas, in case anyone needed an X-ray since he was the only one left who would be able to do it, so he slept in the RV.

“To keep a critical access hospital open, you have to have X-ray and lab functioning,” Lewallen told the AP. “If one of those go down, you go on diversion and you lose your ER at that point. We don’t want that to happen, especially for the community.”

Hospitals across Kansas, alongside much of the US, are facing obstacles as they work to provide care during the latest surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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