Beatrice Community Hospital Preparing For Eclipse Population

BEATRICE—Beatrice Community Hospital officials are preparing for the upcoming solar eclipse as thousands of people are expected to visit the area. Director of Emergency Services Michael Ament says extra staff will be on hand at the hospital to handle a possible increase in visits to the emergency room that weekend.

:24        “handle that volume”

Ament says the hospital staff is preparing for the worst and hoping for the best that weekend.

:39        “are going to be busy”

Ament says all parking lots at the hospital will only be open for patients and their families. While the parking lots would provide a great viewing area for the eclipse, Ament says the hospitals priority is to take care of people in need of medical care.

:09        “and exits”

The solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st is expected to draw thousands of people to the Beatrice area.

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