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Indiana elder care providers tap lawmakers for hiring help

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana elder care providers are tapping state legislators to help recruit and retain workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate strains on nursing facility staffs. The number of Indiana residents living in nursing facilities or...

3rd federal team to assist Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19

Dec. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third federal medical team will arrive in Minnesota to support hospitals dealing with the high number of coronavirus patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday. A team of 14 doctors, nurses, and hospital staff from the federal Department of...

Wisconsin COVID patients packing hospitals, no omicron yet

Dec. 02, 2021 14:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Patients with COVID-19, most of them unvaccinated, are packing Wisconsin hospitals at levels not seen for a year, a worrying development even before the new omicron variant has been detected in the state, health care leaders said Thursday. Amid...

Nearly all Nebraska COVID hospital patients are unvaccinated

Dec. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials said Wednesday that the vast majority of the COVID-19 patients who are filling the state's hospitals are unvaccinated and many are younger adults. The number of people hospitalized in Nebraska with the virus continues to...

Iowa coronavirus hospitalizations top 700, new yearly high

Dec. 01, 2021 17:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa hospitalizations from the coronavirus have reached a high for this year with 721 people being treated in hospitals, according to data reported by state public health officials Wednesday. The last time hospitalizations reached that level was...

Arizona reports over 3,100 COVID cases; hospitals crowded

Dec. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported over 3,100 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as virus-related hospitalizations remained near the current surge’s peak. The 3,163 additional cases and 43 deaths reported Wednesday by the Department of Health Services’...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 01, 2021 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 29, 2021. Editorial: Health care leaders must step up now Stronger COVID safeguards, both old and new, are needed to control viral spread in Minnesota. Michigan may have just replaced Minnesota...

Iowa stops tracking home county of COVID hospital patients

Nov. 30, 2021 17:17 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials have stopped requiring hospitals to report the home county of patients being treated for COVID-19, even as all 99 counties have a high rate of spread and hospitalizations are at their highest level since early October. ...

Indiana medical groups plead for more to get COVID-19 shots

Nov. 30, 2021 16:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top medical groups pleaded Tuesday for more people to get COVID-19 vaccine shots as the state is in the midst of a new surge of infections and hospitalizations. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to renew the statewide public health...

Tulane to be main tenant in former Charity Hospital

Nov. 29, 2021 15:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A private university in New Orleans will be the lead tenant of a former public hospital building that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina flooded it in 2005, the school said Monday. Tulane University will occupy more than one-third of the Charity...