University Hospital Emergency Department: COVID-19 hospitalizations nearly double in Wisconsin


CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz visited University Hospital to report on the surging cases of coronavirus putting a strain on Wisconsin hospitals. UW Med Flight and the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine were featured in segments appearing on the CBS This Morning and CBS Evening Edition.

Dr. Jeff Pothof, chief quality officer for UW Health and flight physician with UW Med Flight, was interviewed regarding the spread of COVID-19 across Wisconsin in recent weeks and how care teams are responding to the crisis. Med Flight has airlifted several COVID-19 suspected or positive patients this month.

"They thought they were going to be OK, and then all of a sudden, they end up here. There's some regret," Pothof said. "At that point, it's too late. There isn't a do-over."