Beds scarce at Illinois hospitals struggling with COVID-19 surge
Illinois hospitals are being flooded with patients more than at any other time of the pandemic, a Tribune analysis of state data has found, with fewer beds open now than during the deadliest COVID-19 surge a year earlier.chicagotribune.com
Southern California hospitals overwhelmed amid worsening pandemic
Southern California hospitals overwhelmed amid worsening pandemic Coronavirus cases are rising in 40 states while California hospitals are overwhelmed from a surge of infected patients putting them at a breaking point. Lilia Luciano reports.cbsnews.com
Hospitals in crisis amid record number of coronavirus cases
Hospitals in crisis amid record number of coronavirus cases Health systems across the country are overwhelmed as coronavirus cases continue to climb amid the holiday season. In California, hospitals are running out of beds and rooms to treat patients. Carter Evans shares more.cbsnews.com
Hospitals to begin COVID-19 vaccine distribution today
Hospitals to begin COVID-19 vaccine distribution today Hospitals around the country are expected to start giving COVID-19 vaccinations to health care workers today. Dr. Stephen Parodi, associate executive director of the Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Permanente, joins CBSN AM to talk about rolling out the vaccine.cbsnews.com
Hospitals practice for unprecedented coronavirus vaccine distribution
Hospitals practice for unprecedented coronavirus vaccine distribution Hospital workers across the country are practicing how to distribute the coronavirus vaccine once the shipments from Pfizer arrive. Meg Oliver takes a closer look.cbsnews.com
DuPage County expects to receive and start administering 13,000 COVID vaccines next week
It will be up to hospitals and care facilities that receive the vaccine to determine who in the top-priority group will be vaccinated first, DuPage County Director of Community Health Resources Chris Hoff said. Most likely emergency room and ICU staff, COVID-19 care unit workers and those who handle inpatient services will receive the first shots, he said.chicagotribune.com
Hospitals work to improve capacity as COVID-19 cases rise
ROANOKE, Va – This week, the United States has broken an all-time record of patients hospitalized for COVID-19. While health systems here in our region have the capacity to treat those patients, an expected increase in cases could change that. Including Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, which had to dedicate another floor for a record number of COVID-19 patients. Despite the rise, health care workers want people to go to the hospital if they are in need of medical attention. And so we needed to get some additional capacity for storage of bodies,” Ballad Health CEO Alan Levine said.
Feds: Suburban Chicago businessman formed company as pandemic hit, then swindled more than $2.6 million from hospitals in Chicago and Iowa City
Though the hospitals are not named in the complaint, a spokeswoman for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City confirmed officials there contacted the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Federal Bureau of Investigations “after At Diagnostics did not return the funds sent in escrow when the purchase was canceled.”chicagotribune.com
Local hospitals implement restrictions as flu cases rise
ROANOKE, Va. – Seasonal influenza precautions were in place as of Monday at Sovah Health’s Danville and Martinsville campuses. If you are visiting the campuses, the hospital recommends the following:Please limit the number of visitors to three (3) per patient, unless otherwise specified. Centra Lynchburg General Hospital also announced restrictions on visitation during flu season. Monday afternoon, flu recommendations were being finalized for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson. According to the Virginia Department of Health, as of Dec. 28, the flu was widespread in Virginia.
Are American hospitals ready to fight Ebola?
Are American hospitals ready to fight Ebola? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is assuring the public that the nation's hospitals stand ready to handle cases of Ebola, but in a survey, nurses across the country say they fear their hospitals are not ready. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com