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Virus surge overwhelms hospitals in Cochise County

Nov. 25, 2021 18:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A surge of COVID-19 cases is overwhelming hospitals in southeastern Arizona. Cochise County said Wednesday that its hospitals were low on resources, struggling with nurse shortages and that patients without COVID-19 were facing long waits to be...

Long Island ER to reopen after resolving staffing shortages

Nov. 25, 2021 17:02 PM EST

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island emergency room will reopen Friday after resolving staffing shortages related to the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers. Mount Sinai South Nassau closed the Long Beach Emergency Department this week amid a...

Families struggle with how to hold 2nd pandemic Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2021 16:32 PM EST

(AP) — Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the virus had a different plan. Michigan is now the nation's hot spot....

Pregnant with COVID: Recovering after 85-day hospital stay

Nov. 25, 2021 03:18 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paola Gambini arrived at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies by ambulance on July 29, with a nearly full-term pregnancy and a COVID-19 diagnosis, gasping for air. “I remember the EMTs telling us, ‘you called at the right...

Rhode Island seeks to relicense part of psychiatric hospital

Nov. 24, 2021 16:28 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will apply to relicense a portion of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital in part to make it easier to comply with Medicaid billing rules that apply to facilities that treat psychiatric patients. Gov. Dan McKee said Tuesday that...

Arizona hospital executives issue plea as virus cases rise

Nov. 23, 2021 17:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Hospital executives and public health authorities across Arizona pleaded Tuesday for people to get vaccinated and do everything possible to avoid spreading the coronavirus as they gird for another surge in cases that threatens once again to overwhelm the state’s health care...

Denver imposes mask mandate in indoor public places

Nov. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver is joining other nearby counties in imposing a mask mandate in public places, a coordinated move that officials said Tuesday was needed to prevent the region's hospital system from collapsing amid a surge in cases. Starting Wednesday, everyone age 2...

Colorado gov expands antibody access, resists mask mandates

Nov. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado residents with COVID-19 who are at high risk of severe illness will no longer need a doctor's referral before getting antibody treatments designed to keep them out of hospitals, starting next week. Gov. Jared Polis made the announcement...

Emory Healthcare CEO stepping down, joining faculty

Nov. 20, 2021 10:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The head of one of Georgia's largest health care providers is stepping down. Emory Healthcare CEO Jonathan Lewin will leave the position after a new executive is selected, Emory University announced. Lewin also serves as executive...

A Virginia Beach health clinic closes after 35 years

Nov. 20, 2021 09:11 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Wendy Knight was newly divorced and didn’t have health insurance when she went to Beach Health Clinic for the first time 12 years ago. “I was welcomed with open arms,” Knight, 60, said. “The best service I ever received.” ...