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When a critically ill patient is in the hospital, family is usually close behind. But that often means long hours on the road and expensive hotel stays. See what Terry’s House meant to Graciela Mesa and Jose Cordero after their daughter was born prematurely.
In Mendocino County, Adventist Health operates three hospitals serving a vast rural area. During a COVID spike in late summer of 2021, hospital leaders had to think outside the box to care for their communities. They started with a new way of looking at their collective resources.
In 2020, widespread social distancing and masking pushed seasonal flu cases to record lows. However, this flu season could be a different story. With effective COVID-19 vaccines available, far fewer people are taking precautions against airborne infections. What’s more, we may all be highly susceptible to new flu strains due to lack of previous exposure.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requesting that providers complete by Dec. 3 an updated survey to help understand how frequently monoclonal antibodies are being used at health care facilities (both for treatment and as post-exposure prophylaxis).
As hospitals and health systems continue to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHA has updated its FAQs and links to help inform the surge response to challenges such as staffing and space.
With many hospitals feeling added financial strains due to COVID-19, some have been forced to re-examine their operations and budgets and determine ways to limit costs.