Alternative Care Facility for COVID-19 Patients Opens in Milwaukee
The Alternate Care Facility (ACF) at State Fair Park in Milwaukee opened on October 14, 2020, for transfers of certain COVID-19-positive hospital patients. The ACF opened with 50 staffed beds, and the ability to increase the number of beds rapidly in increments of 25 if needed. According to the ACF, the vast majority of the ACF's staffing has been secured through a staffing agency contracted by the State of Wisconsin.
The ACF leadership team has released an updated ACF process and protocol reference guide
that details the process for intake requests, ACF patient admission inclusion and exclusion criteria, discharge process, and the ACF's admission form. The reference guide includes the ACF's Command Center telephone number and other important information for hospitals planning to request a transfer of one or more patients.
This story originally appeared in the October 15, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter