Children's Wisconsin prepared to accept patients up to age 27 amid pandemic

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- With hospitals across the state nearly running at capacity, Children's Wisconsin says it will begin accepting adult patients.

"We expect that we will have patients in the older age group to come to Children's and we expect that to happen in the next week or so given the burden of needs affecting our adult health systems right now," said Dr. Mike Gutzeit, chief medical officer at Children's Wisconsin.

Normally, Children's only treats patients under age 19.

But on Monday, Nov. 16, officials there said they have a plan in place to start accepting patients up to age 27.

They expect most of the "older" patients to be transferred from nearby Froedtert Hospital.

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