Given Zane Wampler’s situation, the Keys Weekly reached out to local hospitals to ask about the type of pediatric care it can deliver to Keys patients.
• Baptist Health South Florida: “Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital have the emergency medical staff and equipment necessary to care for all ages. Pediatric patients, who require inpatient care, are transferred to a hospital on the mainland.”
• Lower Keys Medical Center: “Lower Keys Medical Center has pediatric nurses on staff and pediatricians on the medical staff. We would be able to care for a pediatric COVID patient with acute care needs. The hospital does not have a pediatric ICU. If a pediatric patient required that level of care, he or she would be stabilized and transferred to a children’s hospital.”