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Athens hospitals continue to battle 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

Nearly two years into the pandemic, Athens hospitals continue to battle COVID-19. The current wave was somewhat unexpected by health officials, who hoped the vaccine would cause a decline in cases. The Delta variant, however, changed that, and both Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital remained overwhelmed.
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Not all New Mexico hospitals are in 'Crisis standard of care'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Crisis standards of care have been talked about throughout the pandemic, and in New Mexico it was first enacted in December 2020. Fast forward to October 2021, and hospitals are back in the direst situation for hospitals. Dr. David Scrase said not all hospitals will be in...
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Houma Courier

Terrebonne General resumes full operation after Hurricane Ida damaged Houma hospital

Terrebonne General Health System's Houma hospital is fully operational for the first time since Hurricane Ida hit nearly two months ago. “I am so proud to say all services are open, and all staff has returned to work," Terrebonne General President and CEO Phyllis Peoples said Tuesday. “Our incredible team has been resilient, working around the clock to restore and renew our physical buildings, our clinical team is in place, and we are happy to be able to meet the health-care needs of our community.”

Who will shoulder P8.3-billion hospital claims denied by PhilHealth, Binay asks

Senator Nancy Binay on Wednesday expressed concern over the possible repercussions of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (PhilHealth) denial of P8.3 billion hospital claims since January 2020. At a Senate budget hearing, PhilHealth president and CEO Dante Gierran disclosed that there are P8.3 billion worth of denied claims from January 1,...

UCHealth cuts hospital visitors down to one person per patient

STATEWIDE, Colo. (KRDO)-- UCHealth's new patient visitation policy went live Monday, October 18th, according to UCHealth. The hospitals website reads, "For the safety of our patients, providers and staff, beginning Monday, Oct. 18, most patients may have 1 visitor or support person per day." Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors are The post UCHealth cuts hospital visitors down to one person per patient appeared first on KRDO.

Fact Check: Texas Hospital Did NOT Replace Vaccine Mandate Resisting Nurses With Unvaccinated 'FEMA Nurses'

Did a hospital in McKinney, Texas, bus FEMA nurses in from out of state to replace staff lost due to a vaccine mandate? No, that's not true: Additional medical staff has been needed in hospitals throughout North Texas for some time. In August, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott deployed additional medical personnel from out of state through the Department of State Health Services to help with the surge of COVID-19 cases in Texas. A FEMA spokesperson explained that while they help coordinate a federal response to disasters, FEMA does not employ their own medical personnel. A spokesperson from Medical City Healthcare in McKinney, Texas, conveyed that there is no COVID-19 vaccine requirement and they have not laid off or furloughed a single employee as a result of their vaccination status.
Palm Beach Interactive

With COVID-19 infections falling, Palm Beach County hospitals no longer must report daily data

Palm Beach County hospitals no longer have to report COVID-19 data daily to the county government. County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to cancel an order requiring local hospitals to send statistics to the county’s emergency management department detailing how many coronavirus patients they were treating, how many intensive care unit beds are available, and more.
Killeen Daily Herald

Regional hospitalization drop slightly

Regional hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients once again started to fall Wednesday after a sudden rise on Tuesday. The Texas Department of State Health Services dashboard showed the regional percentage of hospital beds occupied by patients with COVID-19 dropped by 1.1 points Wednesday. Trauma Service Area L — which includes Bell County — now has 9.35 percent of its beds taken up by patients with the virus compared to the 10.45 percent on Tuesday.

Amid rise in cases, Covid wards fill up at private hospitals in Kolkata

Private hospitals in Kolkata have been witnessing an increase in the number of Covid patients over the last five days, since the end of Durga Puja in the city. Reportedly, Puja crowding or the involvement of people in public spaces during festivities can be considered one of the major reasons for the spike in the number of Covid cases.

Healthcare unions: WA hospitals must mitigate staffing crisis

Short-sighted and costly stopgap measures are only a Band-Aid; hospitals have the tools and resources to alleviate burnout nightmare. The following is from the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW 21, who collectively represent 71,000 nurses and other healthcare workers in Washington state:. (Oct. 20, 2021)...

Registered nurses at Emanate’s Queen of the Valley and Intercommunity Hospitals ratify new four-year contract

RNs say new agreement will increase patient safety and improve infectious disease protocols. Registered nurses at Emanate’s Queen of the Valley and Intercommunity Hospitals, located in West Covina and Covina respectively, have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement, announced the California Nurses Association (CNA) today. “This...