While regionalizing health care improves the bottom line for Connecticut’s hospitals, it leaves patients farther away from medical care.
Between 70% to 80% of hospitalized COVID patients are unvaccinated, said CT Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani.
People in more rural parts of CT face fewer birthing options as hospitals move to suspend labor and delivery services.
Most hospitals will require workers to be vaccinated against COVID by Sept. 30, even though workers’ vaccination rates have slowed.
They put on pink hard hats and climb aboard to vaccinate merchant sailors from all over the world.
Legal immunity for nursing homes and hospitals will end March 1, nearly a year after the state imposed the order.
Some hospital occupancy numbers might seem high as the COVID pandemic continues. But are they?
Hospital officials so far have said they are not pulling back on elective surgeries and outpatient procedures as they did in the spring – a move that allowed them to shift staff and other resources to the growing number of coronavirus patients.
Despite objections from advocates and family members, Gov. Ned Lamont said he would extend legal immunity through Feb. 9.
Advocates are warning against extending legal immunity for nursing homes in Connecticut.
Increased pay, more protective equipment included in deal.
The strike comes as Norwich and the nearby city of New London are seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases.
The extension will give the governor time to speak with lawmakers and industry officials about whether to prolong the orders.
“I can’t afford to do that,” Lamont said of granting the hospitals’ larger request.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro slammed the new reporting requirement, saying it’s an attempt by the Trump administration to ‘hide’ COVID cases.