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6th Michigan hospital to get federal medical team amid surge

Jan. 24, 2022 17:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A sixth Michigan hospital will receive staffing assistance from a federal medical team to help treat COVID-19 patients during the latest surge, state health officials said Monday. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, where 100% of beds were occupied as of Monday, will...

Pennsylvania rolls out 'strike team' to ease hospital crunch

Jan. 24, 2022 16:24 PM EST

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has deployed its first pandemic “strike team” of out-of-state health care workers to a suburban Philadelphia hospital under severe strain from COVID-19, the state's top health official announced Monday. The team, which includes nurses and...

Former Italian Premier Berlusconi being treated in hospital

Jan. 23, 2022 10:14 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been undergoing a series of medical examinations in a Milan hospital, a spokesman confirmed Sunday, the day after the center-right political leader and media tycoon took his name out of contention to be Italy’s next president. ...

Peak yet to come, as Oregon sets daily COVID case record

Jan. 21, 2022 18:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials predict the number of COVID-19 cases will reach its peak within the next week amid a boom caused by the omicron surge. And authorities believe in early February coronavirus-related hospitalizations will likely surpass previous surge’s...

Georgia hospitals warn of COVID-19 strain as wave crests

Jan. 21, 2022 18:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The latest surge of COVID-19 may have peaked in Georgia, but hospitals continue to warn of the strain they face from overloaded emergency rooms and inpatient wards, urging people to take precautions despite widespread fatigue with pandemic restrictions. Six...

US medical team to give COVID-19 help to St. Louis hospital

Jan. 21, 2022 18:32 PM EST

A U.S Navy team of medical specialists is scheduled to arrive in the St. Louis region next week to help a hospital strained by an increase in COVID-19 cases, authorities announced Friday. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office and the St. Louis Metropolitan Task Force said a team of 44...

US military team to assist Navajo Nation hospital in NM

Jan. 21, 2022 18:10 PM EST

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — More than 200 U.S. military medical personnel are being deployed to eight states and the Navajo Nation, including a hospital in New Mexico, to support civilian health care workers treating COVID-19 patients. A 20-person team from the U.S. Army will provide...

Help extended for hospitals, nursing homes hit hard by COVID

Jan. 21, 2022 18:04 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill Friday extending executive orders that help address crippling shortages of medical personnel and nursing home workers. One order allows hospital staff to perform a broader range of duties. The other makes licensing of...

As COVID hospitalizations surge, NC asks FEMA for support

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As North Carolina hospitals treat a record number of coronavirus patients, state health officials announced Friday that they're seeking federal support in the Charlotte area. With Atrium Health, the state’s largest health provider, Health and Human Services...

Omicron surge is undermining care for other health problems

Jan. 21, 2022 11:09 AM EST

Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack. Normally, the 67-year-old would have been sent to the intensive care unit. But Strukhoff said it was overrun with COVID-19 patients, and the staff...