Hundreds felled by flu fill WMC

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Posted: January 10, 2013

The Winchester Star

Shirley Cunnigham of Berryville is checked out Wednesday by cardiologist Ajay Vermani and nurse Chrissy Lockahart in the emergency room at Wiinchester Medical Center. Cunningham had been admitted to the hospital but was waiting until a bed became available. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Chris McDonald (right), Winchester Medical Center critical care nurse, announces her bed needs and availability during the Wednesday patient capacity meeting. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Flu season has come early this year, and it’s not being discreet about its arrival.

The effect has already been felt at Winchester Medical Center — which has been operating at or above…

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