Stopping elective procedures is an effective tool to free up beds in intensive care units to care for COVID patients, according to a study. But researchers didn’t look at the consequences for those patients who had to wait.
The 30-day average number of daily new cases per 100,000 residents has increased five-fold in the Reno-Sparks area over the past six weeks, from 354 at the beginning of August to 1,621 now, Washoe County Health District Officer Kevin Dick said.
Dr. David Callender, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, and Marcos Pesquera, vice president of community benefit and health equity, diversity and inclusion for Christus Health in Irving, Texas, discuss how they approach consumer engagement.
On boosters, Americans have heard conflicting messages from various parts of the U.S. government. Yet, Fauci said, "there is less disagreement and conflicts than seem to get out into the tweetosphere."
"An important part of our role as leaders is to help teams maintain an optimistic outlook during challenging times," Dr. Miguel Benet, senior vice president of clinical operations Community Health Systems.
The new network, known as the Preferred Choice Network, will provide members with access to about 14,000 physicians and providers and 20 facilities across the Northeast Ohio locations of all three health care organizations.