COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Today, the American Hospital Association, AHIP, the Alliance of Community Health Plans, the American Medical Association, and Kaiser Permanente announced the Common Health Coalition: Together for Public Health.
America’s hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and ownership type, provided essential care to their patients and communities during the pandemic. Congress recognized the critical role hospitals play as the backbone of our health care system and swiftly took steps in the early…
NYC Health + Hospitals, which operates the public hospitals and clinics in New York City, announced plans to ensure New Yorkers continue to have the access to COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and treatment, as well as services to address Long COVID in all five boroughs.
Between Oct. 10, 2022, and Jan. 8, 2023, nursing home residents who were not up to date with the recommended COVID-19 vaccinations had a 30%-50% higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection than residents who were up to date, according to a study released by the CDC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday launched a website to help consumers locate no-cost COVID-19 testing through its Increasing Community Access to Testing program.
In an online survey last November of 1,200 U.S. adults previously vaccinated against COVID-19, 62% had not yet received a bivalent booster dose, most often because they did not know they were eligible or the booster was available, or believed they were immune against infection.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week simplified procedures for its Public Assistance Program, which provides disaster response grants to non-profit health care organizations and others.
The AHA urges the DEA to release proposed rules for the Special Registration for Telemedicine as soon as possible. Doing so is necessary to ensure an appropriate feedback period and time for hospitals and health systems to comply with requirements.
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) is the largest public hospital in the state of Nevada, serving the Las Vegas and southern Nevada area as the region’s Metropolitan Anchor Hospital (MAH). UMC is the only hospital in southern Nevada with a Level 1 trauma center and transplant center.