Recent member news: 3/27/2020

March 27, 2020

UW Medicine to begin putting into place surge plans amid outbreak
UW Medicine is beginning to put into place its surge plans as the┬áCOVID-19 outbreak continues to put a strain on hospitals across the country…

Coronavirus outbreak means tough decisions for cancer patients, physicians
Just days before her procedure at Swedish hospital, Krupnick was told it had been canceled, along with other non-emergent procedures, as hospitals in the region prepared to respond to the coronavirus…

Nurses, hospital staff want free parking at Harborview during coronavirus pandemic
Hospital workers at Harborview Medical Center say they want free parking while they work the coronavirus pandemic…

Unified Command, PeaceHealth step in to help Shuksan Healthcare Center
Whatcom Unified Command and PeaceHealth are stepping in to help Shuksan continue to provide meals and care to its residents…

Astria Health CEO offers to sell or lease closed Yakima hospital to state to help with COVID-19 outbreak
Astria Health has given the state options to lease or purchase its recently closed hospital in Yakima to handle any surge of patients the area may encounter amid the COVID-19 outbreak…

COVID-19 threatens health of rural hospitals
When the doctor is ready to see you at Dayton General Hospital, in some cases he arrives on wheels in the form of cart-mounted video communications…

Hospitals gear up for ‘uncertain times’
With cases of COVID-19 predicted to double this week and possibly skyrocket over the next month, hospitals are gearing up for a multifaceted problem: A steep influx of patients, stressed staff with limited resources and a severe decline in revenue…

Nurses are facing coronavirus without enough protective gear
Across the country, medical professionals are working to save the lives of people suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus…

Virus impacts hospital operations
COVID-19 has not yet arrived in Brewster, but the outbreak is having an impact on the local health care system that could have long-lasting ramifications, said a hospital announcement…

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