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Resolute Hospital Says Patients’ COVID Symptoms Develop Swiftly and Are More Acute

Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels is working to onboard new staff as the Delta variant sends more people to the hospital's emergency room. File image.

New Braunfels’ Resolute Health Hospital, part of San Antonio’s Baptist Health System, said it is onboarding new registered nurses (RNs) and staff to care for an increasing number of patients whose COVID-19 symptoms develop swiftly and are more acute.

Spokesperson Natalie Gutierrez said the majority of patients admitted during this current surge of the Delta virus are unvaccinated. Most are under age 60.

“As the current COVID surge continues to stress our nurses, staff and hospitals, Resolute Health Hospital continues to adjust shifts to relieve staff as much as possible while continuing to safely care for all COVID and non-COVID patients in our system,” she said.

The hospital is offering incentives and generous sign-on bonuses to qualified new RN graduates for its critical care units.

Gutierrez said Resolute does not release information about its capacity and hospital beds, and suggests the public visit The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) website for current information about the pandemic.

STRAC is designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to develop, implement and maintain the regional trauma and emergency healthcare system for the 22 counties in Trauma Service Area – P (TSA-P), which includes Comal County.

Resolute Hospital reminds the public to get vaccinated against the virus, wear masks, social-distance in public, and always practice proper hand hygiene, Gutierrez said.

“Current U.S. data indicates the vaccines are effective against COVID and the Delta variant,” she said. “Those who are fully vaccinated are less likely to become dangerously ill and hospitalized from the virus and its variants.”

Resolute Hospital is located at 555 Creekside Crossing in New Braunfels.

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