Flight 214 Crash: Six Remain In Critical Condition At SF General

San Francisco General Hospital had received 53 patients from the Asiana Airlines crash as of 10 PM Saturday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The patients treated by the hospital today included 27 adults ranging in age from 20 to 76 and 26 children, hospital spokeswoman Rachel Kagan said.

See all SF Appeal coverage of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 here.

Six people are in critical condition, including one child.

Seven people have been discharged, 15 are in hospital beds and the rest are still being diagnosed and observed, Kagan said.

The hospital initially received 10 patients in critical condition, including six females and four males, two of them children. Five of those patients were later upgraded to serious condition.

Most of the patients in that first group were Korean speakers, but later groups of patients have primarily spoken English, Kagan said.

The hospital initially set up tents outside to handle the influx of patients, but they have since been removed. The pediatric urgent care center was used to handle both adult and pediatric patients.

San Francisco fire officials said this afternoon that 182 people on board the flight had been transported to local hospitals and 123 were uninjured.

Two people have been confirmed dead, fire officials said.

Stanford Medical Center received around 45 patients, including around three in critical condition and ten in serious condition, hospital officials said today.

The hospital had admitted 16 of those patients as of around 7:30 p.m. today, with others still undergoing evaluation, according to Dr. Eric Weiss, director of emergency medicine.

The vast majority of patients came by ambulance, although some were flown in by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, said Dr. David Spain, director of the hospital’s trauma center.

Injuries on those brought to Stanford varied widely but included internal bleeding, numerous fractures, several spinal fractures and blunt force injuries, Spain said.

Stanford is one of nine Bay Area hospitals to receive patients from the crash today, which killed two people and injured 182 others.

Weiss said that the hospital activated its emergency management plan immediately after being notified of the crash and within 30 minutes was able to mobilize more than 150 health care staff including doctors, nurses and other support staff.

In particular, the hospital activated seven trauma teams that included skilled surgeons, Weiss said.
Spain noted that while the hospital handled the influx of patients from the crash, patients from other incidents were still being admitted and helped as needed.

Earlier Saturday, a spokeswoman for Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco said that Saint Francis had received seven patients from the crash and St. Mary’s five. A call for updated numbers has not been returned yet this evening.

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