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Richard King Mellon Foundation brings converted snorkeling masks to Pittsburgh health care workers

Richard King Mellon Foundation brings converted snorkeling masks to Pittsburgh health care workers

A snorkeling mask as PPE? Turns out, it works. Two anesthesiologists in Boston invented the converted swimwear which was designed with help by engineers from MIT and Google. Now, thanks to the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the masks are on their way to Pittsburgh via a $200,000 […]

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Centene subsidiary inks Medicaid contract extension in Kentucky

Centene subsidiary inks Medicaid contract extension in Kentucky

Clayton-based managed care provider Centene, through a subsidiary, has received a four-year contract extension in Kentucky to serve the state’s Medicaid program. The contract, through the subsidiary WellCare of Kentucky, is expected to begin Jan. 1, 2021 and run through Dec. 31, 2024, according to a release. […]

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Hospital ED expansion allows better care, plus increased revenue

Hospital ED expansion allows better care, plus increased revenue

The opening of Erie County Medical Center Corp.’s expanded emergency department gives the trauma hospital more capacity to deal with accidents and mass casualty events. Source link

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Area hospitals have the green light to resume elective surgeries, so why are they being so cautious?

Area hospitals have the green light to resume elective surgeries, so why are they being so cautious?

“We have some patients who say they’ll be here in five minutes if we let them, and others who are still fearful.” Source link

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Doctors warn not to delay emergency care during COVID-19

Doctors warn not to delay emergency care during COVID-19

Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began, you’ve heard it time and time again: Stay home. In most cases, staying home is the best thing you can do to protect your health and prevent the spread of the virus. But over the last few months, doctors […]

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Tips on how to avoid having anxiety take control in times of uncertainty

Tips on how to avoid having anxiety take control in times of uncertainty

With the number of coronavirus cases still prevalent throughout the United States, anxiety and fear continues to cast its shadow over those who may be struggling with how to cope with their emotions during this unprecedented time. The uncertainty, drastic change and 24-hour news cycle coverage on […]

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Managing your business while providing quality care to your employees

Managing your business while providing quality care to your employees

With the challenges created by Covid-19, it’s more important than ever that businesses choose their health care partner wisely. Two healthcare concerns that are important to businesses and employees are convenient care and better management of chronic conditions. Convenient care Avoiding unnecessary exposure to Covid-19 means it’s […]

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COVID-19 Virtual Hospital brings treatment and support to patients in their own homes

COVID-19 Virtual Hospital brings treatment and support to patients in their own homes

Atrium Health has launched a program to help appropriate patients who have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to receive safe and convenient treatment while they recover, in the comfort of their home. The COVID-19 Virtual Hospital is designed to protect the patient’s health, the health […]

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UAB named to 100 Greatest Hospitals in America list

UAB named to 100 Greatest Hospitals in America list

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital has been listed on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2020 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.  The Birmingham hospital has earned the designation every year since 2013 and is the only hospital in Alabama to make the annual list in 2020. According […]

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Arizona confirms record daily number of new Covid-19 cases

Arizona confirms record daily number of new Covid-19 cases

On the heels of Gov. Doug Ducey announcing the reopening of Arizona schools in the fall and youth sports this summer, the Arizona Department of Health Services has reported two days in a row of record-setting numbers of new Covid-19 cases in the state. On Saturday, ADHS reported […]

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