New, Preliminary State Data Shows Half of People In NYC Hospitals with COVID-19 Were Admitted for Other Reasons
The state issued the numbers Friday after Gov. Kathy Hochul said this week she would ask hospitals to track patients who were not admitted for Covid, but were later diagnosed.
Jan 7, 10:55 PM
NY Breaks COVID Case Record 2 Days In A Row—But Is Still Far From Its Worst Peak
Experts say the pandemic is transitioning into an endemic, mostly for the better unless you’re still unvaccinated.
Dec 19, 2021 11:00 AM
“We’re Very Prepared:” Major NJ Hospital Network Feels Optimistic Heading Into Holiday COVID Surge
RWJ Barnabas Health medical centers feel ready when it comes to emergency supplies and are finding ways to cope with staffing shortages.
Dec 8, 2021 10:17 PM
Labor Unions Band Together To Tackle NY’s High Hospital Prices
Per capita spending on hospital care in New York rose by about 30% in just four years. The costs can get handed down to the unions' members, many of whom work low-income jobs.
Oct 19, 2021 8:32 PM
Hospitals, Nursing Homes Prepare For Resignations And Layoffs With Vaccine Deadline Looming
Some unvaccinated health care workers will lose their jobs on Monday. Others will receive a grace period. Nursing homes could face deep staff shortages.
Updated: Sep 25, 2021 1:00 PM
Two New Laws Guard Against Understaffing At NY Hospitals And Nursing Homes
The issue gained a new sense of urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic as reports of understaffed intensive care units and nursing homes reached the public.
Jun 23, 2021 8:55 PM
America’s Largest Health Care Union Vows To Fight Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines
NewYork-Presbyterian became the first hospital system in the state to require COVID-19 shots for employees. Local unions are not pleased.
Jun 23, 2021 12:44 PM
Pandemic Fuels Passage Of NY Bills To Prevent Understaffing In Hospitals And Nursing Homes
After years of going nowhere, minimum staffing requirements for hospitals and nursing homes passed both houses on Tuesday.
May 5, 2021 6:39 PM
State Budget Scraps Health Care Cuts To At-Need Hospitals Hit Hard By COVID
It is one of many victories progressives have claimed in the $212 billion budget for fiscal year 2022.
Apr 9, 2021 3:20 PM
Cuomo Pushes Cuts To Safety-Net Hospitals After They Stepped Up During Pandemic
The state Health Department suggested cutting a Queens hospital hit hard by COVID-19 from 257 beds to 15.
Mar 17, 2021 7:36 PM
Why New York’s Last COVID Surge Was Far Less Deadly Than Its First
The case-fatality rate has plummeted. Is the city close to herd immunity? Is it ready to reopen?
Feb 22, 2021 4:08 PM
Nurses Say Understaffing Endangers Lives. Would A State Mandate Help?
A revived bill could add 70,000 nurses to New York but faces opposition from the state and lobbyists.
Updated: Feb 13, 2021 12:07 AM
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