At BCFS Health and Human Services EMD, we provide an array of services to protect people from a variety of disasters. We’re doing our part to help people throughout Texas to manage the COVID-19 pandemic by running several infusion centers that provide COVID patients with lifesaving monoclonal antibody infusions.
Monoclonal antibodies are a substitute for the body’s immune system that can help fight off infection. They restore and enhance how a person’s immune defense works against viruses, which makes them less likely to become seriously ill. By reducing the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, BCFS Health and Human Services helps reduce the strain on overworked hospital workers and resources such as ventilators and other lifesaving equipment.
The number of patients receiving monoclonal antibodies at the Webb County Regional Infusion Center RIC increased to upwards of 200 people this September. This center can perform up to 90 infusion treatments every day, to provide COVID patients with an extra boost to keep them out of the hospital.
In addition to providing infusions, BCFS Health and Human Services EMD also offers support staff for the Houston Methodist RIC located in Harris County. The organization also provides the same services to locations in five other Texas counties, Bexar, Nueces, Travis and Tarrant.
BCFS Health and Human Services EMD is a nonprofit partner of federal, state and local government, and private industry, specializing in emergency management, incident management, public health, medical disaster response, mass care, mass fatality management, medical sheltering and planning for vulnerable populations.