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Houston Hospitals Seeing Surge In Coronavirus Admissions

Houston Hospitals Seeing Surge In Coronavirus Admissions

Test kits are shown at a United Memorial Medical Center testing site for the coronavirus in Houston on Friday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption toggle caption David J. Phillip/AP Test kits are shown at a United Memorial Medical Center testing site for the coronavirus in Houston on Friday. David J. Phillip/AP As COVID-19 cases in…
As Hospitals Lose Revenue, Thousands Of Health Care Workers Face Furloughs, Layoffs

As Hospitals Lose Revenue, Thousands Of Health Care Workers Face Furloughs,...

National Nurses United set out empty pairs of shoes for nurses who have died from COVID-19 while demonstrating across from the White House on May 7. The union is asking employers and the government to provide safe workplaces, including adequate staffing. Hospitals have been laying off and furloughing nurses due to lost revenue. Chip Somodevilla/Getty…
What Parents-to-Be Should Pack in the Hospital Bag

What Parents-to-Be Should Pack in the Hospital Bag

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Photo: ShutterstockGiving birth in the midst of a global health crisis is probably not what you were envisioning when you got pregnant. There is a lot you don’t have control over right now as everything from the frequency of pre-natal appointments to who you can bring into the labor and delivery room with you is…
Many Rural Hospitals Are Not Prepared For COVID-19 Surge, Here’s How They Can Be

Many Rural Hospitals Are Not Prepared For COVID-19 Surge, Here’s How...

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The recently closed Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Ala. The hospital is one of the ... [+] latest healthcare facilities to fall victim to a wave of rural hospital shutdowns across the United States in recent years. AP So far the coronavirus pandemic has been concentrated mainly in New York, Detroit and other major…
U.S. Hospitals Hit By Financial ‘Triple Whammy’ During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Hospitals Hit By Financial ‘Triple Whammy’ During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Hospitals are receiving federal aid through the CARES Act. But will it be enough? David Sacks / Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David Sacks / Getty Images Hospitals are receiving federal aid through the CARES Act. But will it be enough? David Sacks / Getty Images The coronavirus outbreak has thrown hospital systems throughout…
COVID-19 tests are going unused due to hospital IT challenges

COVID-19 tests are going unused due to hospital IT challenges

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seksan Mongkhonkhamsao / Getty Testing is one of the most important tools for getting the coronavirus pandemic under control in the United States. More than 160,000 COVID-19 tests were performed in the US on Thursday, according to the COVID Tracking Project. But there's good reason to believe that there are still many people with the…
States, Hospitals Say They’re Still Not Getting Vital Supplies To Fight COVID-19

States, Hospitals Say They’re Still Not Getting Vital Supplies To Fight...

Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at FEMA, speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on Sunday. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at FEMA, speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White…
In New York, Overflow Hospitals At Javits And On Navy Ship Have Been Largely Empty

In New York, Overflow Hospitals At Javits And On Navy Ship...

The USNS Comfort hospital ship, which is docked at a Manhattan pier, is adjusting its procedures to accept patients more quickly. The ship is intended to accept non-coronavirus referrals from New York hospitals. Kena Betancur/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kena Betancur/Getty Images The USNS Comfort hospital ship, which is docked at a Manhattan pier,…
Hospitals Are Sourcing Masks from Auto Body Shops, HHS Inspector General Finds

Hospitals Are Sourcing Masks from Auto Body Shops, HHS Inspector General...

An inspector general's survey of U.S. hospitals finds them scrambling for supplies — even food and toilet paper. They've had to get masks from nontraditional places like autobody shops and nail salons, and also ask for handmade donations. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images An inspector general's survey of U.S. hospitals…
Overwhelmed NYC Hospitals Reportedly Implementing ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Policies For Coronavirus Patients

Overwhelmed NYC Hospitals Reportedly Implementing ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Policies For Coronavirus...

Healthcare workers outside COVID-19 testing tents at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, on March ... [+] 27. Photo by John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images Topline: Some New York City hospitals are activating policies allowing doctors to not revive dying COVID-19 patients, the Washington Post reported Tuesday night, an idea that had been dismissed earlier…

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