Kansas hospitals seek help from nearby states, but the whole Midwest is struggling with a COVID surge

November has brought on the strongest surge yet of the coronavirus across the region — and that’s before Thanksgiving gathers families together. “The entire Midwest is on fire,” said Steven Stites, chief medical officer at the University of Kansas Health System. Photo credit Celia Llopis-Jepsen/ Kansas News Service.

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen

Hospitals in Colorado and Nebraska are calling Kansas in desperate search of beds for coronavirus patients. But Kansas hospitals are asking them for the same.