45 U.S. Army medical personnel deployed to help fight COVID-19 in Wisconsin

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 18:24:03-05

WISCONSIN — Approximately 45 U.S. Army Medical personnel will be coming to Wisconsin to help the state battle COVID-19.

Governor Tony Evers shared the news Wednesday saying "Wisconsin’s healthcare system is strained, and our front line healthcare workers are doing amazing work under extraordinary circumstances...This additional support is crucial and I thank the Department of Defense for providing these resources to the state.”

The personnel will assist doctors and nurses at Marshfield Medical Center facilities in Marshfield, Eau Claire, Beaver Dam, and Rice Lake.

The Marshfield Clinic system has been taking advantage of the volunteers with the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry, but their need for assistance has remained a challenge, Gov. Evers press release stated.

“We are deeply grateful for the support of the Department of Defense as we continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin,” said Dr. Susan Turney, Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO. "We look forward to partnering with military medical personnel to provide the care our patients need.”

The U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S. Northern Command in support and coordination with federal and state efforts, will oversee the operation.

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