By Jashanpreet Singh, MD, FACP, SFHM
May 5, 2020 |  0
Each day, we’re inundated with news about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it continues to strain our healthcare system and resources. With more than 1.15 million positive cases in the U.S. and over 67,000 deaths as of this writing, it has been a scary yet humbling experience for everyone. There is no doubt this pandemic […]
By Michael Gillette, MD, MSPH
April 29, 2020 |  0
For the past week, I’ve seen a glimmer of optimism in my New Orleans health care colleagues. The emergence of hope is no small thing. This pandemic has been inches from overwhelming those of us on the front lines for weeks. Louisiana has one of the cases in the country, and St. John the Baptist Parish—just […]
By Robert A. Craven, MD, FHM, FACP
April 9, 2020 |  2
You may have seen the viral video going around on social media of my two daughters crying as I left my house earlier last week. My wife shared it on Facebook, and within a few days it had thousands of views, and various news media reached out to us for interviews. What we thought would […]
By Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH
April 8, 2020 |  1
As healthcare professionals, we all concur that our nation has demonstrated considerable indolence in responding to the current global COVID-19 pandemic. First, it all started with our leaders adamantly denying any threat at all and an untimely response to institute stringent quarantine measures and provide adequate healthcare worker safety and ICU support. This was only […]
By Romil Chadha, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
April 2, 2020 |  6
On December 31, 2019, when the whole world was getting to welcome 2020, China reported its first case of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China, to the WHO Country Office in China. Today we know that it is coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by a virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus […]
March 31, 2020 |  0
EvergreenHealth wound up being in the news early on related to coronavirus. As a harbinger of what was to come, the hospital had the first coronavirus death as well as the first health care worker infection, stemming from the outbreak at a local nursing home. That first US case was in Seattle in late January, […]