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UMass to rename nursing school after getting $21.5M gift

Sep. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $21.5 million gift from the foundation named for an alumna who was also the author of several influential nursing textbooks, school officials announced Thursday. In honor of the gift from the...

Beaumont Health closing some beds because of lack of staff

Sep. 15, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest health care provider said 5% of its hospital beds are closed because of a lack of staff. Beaumont Health in southeastern Michigan has shortages among nurses, nurse assistants, phlebotomists and more, doctors reported Wednesday. ...

Fargo executive: COVID has put hospitals in dire situation

Sep. 14, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An executive at the largest health care system in North Dakota said Tuesday that its hospitals in Fargo alone could use up to 300 more nurses to handle COVID-19 cases and is bumping up incentives to try and fill the void. “We really are in...

Kansas pandemic response panel approves extra nurses’ pay

Sep. 10, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas hospitals will receive $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for extra pay for nurses to keep them on the job but will be required to report monthly on how many nurses they’ve lost and why under a plan a state task force approved Friday. ...

Kansas plan for extra nurses' pay stalls over GOP concerns

Sep. 08, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A plan in Kansas to allocate up to $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to retention incentives for nurses and frontline workers has stalled because of top Republican legislators' concerns about which hospitals would receive the money and how the funds would be...

Ida and COVID-19: 'Twin-demic' slams Louisiana hospitals

Sep. 08, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The wind ripped chunks off the hospital’s roof and the entire building rumbled. One nurse said the cement pounding into the walls sounded like the loudest bowling alley she could imagine. Another felt like she was inside a meteor shower. One of the...

Alaska seeks out-of-state medical personnel amid virus surge

Sep. 08, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials in Alaska have requested help from more than 470 out-of-state medical personnel in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The state has requested nurses, patient care technicians, respiratory therapists and other health care workers,...

Idaho hospitals begin rationing health care amid COVID surge

Sep. 07, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated “crisis standards of care” allowing health care rationing for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The...

UAB ER nurses hold protest over conditions, pay

Sep. 07, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emergency room nurses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital briefly refused to clock in Sunday night as part of a protest over pay and working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic that they said has left them overwhelmed and feeling defeated. ...

Alabama to use $12 million in relief funds to recruit nurses

Sep. 03, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday reallocated $12.3 million of the state’s coronavirus relief funds to hire travel nurses to help state hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. The Republican governor announced the move as the state...