The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults—a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.
Two Mississippi residents with houses worth more than $1 million have been receiving coverage under the Medicaid program that is designed to help low-income residents, according to a report released Monday by the state auditor's office.
Organizations that survived, or even progressed, during the pandemic embraced partnerships in the public and private sectors. But such efforts require leadership. These 45 leaders exemplify collaboration created in service to the patient.
The comprehensive clinic will promote pathways to healing for patients affected by the post-acute residual symptoms of COVID-19. COVID-19 Long-Haul Syndrome can affect multiple organ systems in the body, with impacts ranging from mild to severe and debilitating.
Despite a number of external financing options for energy efficiency projects, healthcare providers have largely opted to pay for such undertakings using their own budgets for fear of raising debt or sharing profits.
Big Bend Regional Medical Center notified local physicians last month that because of a nursing shortage in its labor and delivery unit they needed to temporarily close its doors and that women in labor should instead be sent to the next closest hospital — an hour’s drive away.
COVID-19 cases continued to spread across Arkansas, due in part to the more contagious delta variant. Hospitals have continued to fill up with patients as the state's vaccination rate remained one of the lowest in the country.
"Definitely some hospitals, particularly in the Los Angeles area, were at the breaking point, but we did not see that much use of the alternate care sites relative to what was contemplated," said Janet Coffman, a health policy professor at University of California, San Francisco. "As dire as the situation was in the winter, it could have been even worse."