New restrictions put in place by local hospitals as COVID numbers surge
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Despite the surge of new coronavirus cases, Gov. Beaumont Health reinstated health and safety precautions at all hospital locations in an effort to protect patients, staff and communities amid a surge in coronavirus spread. READ: Beaumont hospitals restore visitor restrictions amid rising COVID casesThe restrictions went into effect 8 a.m. Thursday. They severely restrict visitation in hopes of slowing the wave of new hospitalizations during the new surge. The Michigan Health and Hospital Association said hospitalizations for those aged 30-39 have gone up 633%, and for ages 40-49, hospitalizations have gone up 800%.
Beaumont hospitals restore visitor restrictions amid rising COVID cases
Visitor restrictions will resume at all Beaumont Health hospitals starting Thursday as COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in Michigan. “We have noticed an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in metro Detroit over the past few weeks,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. We know that families are critical to the healing process,” Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant, RN, said. Beaumont’s announcement comes as the state of Michigan sees a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the last several weeks. More: MHA: Younger age groups driving rise in Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizationsAdThe state of Michigan reported a total of 54,500 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, March 23.
Newsweek names several Michigan hospitals as best in the country, world in 2021
Several Metro Detroit and Michigan hospitals have been recognized as some of the best in the country and in the world by American news magazine Newsweek. For its third consecutive year, Newsweek has published its list of the “World’s Best Hospitals 2021,” in which global data is used to identify the top 2,000 hospitals across 25 countries, including the U.S., Japan, Germany, the U.K., India, Australia, Thailand and more. Michigan did not breach the top five, or the top ten, in the world, but it has breached the world’s top 30, with the University of Michigan Hospital’s Michigan Medicine ranking as 23rd in the world. AdNo other Michigan hospitals were among the top 200 in the world -- but several were still included on Newsweek’s list. But if you do, this ranking of the World’s Best Hospitals 2021 can help you feel confident as you make a critical choice about medical care.”Click here to see Newsweek’s entire “World’s Best Hospitals 2021″ list.
Metro Detroit essential workers push for vaccinations
PORTAGE, Mich. – With the shipments of the Pfizer vaccine out of Portage on the way, Michigan’s essential workers -- especially those in the food industry -- are hoping they will be next in line after medical workers to be vaccinated. For months, workers in grocery stores and the food industry have been subjected to some of the worst outbreaks during the pandemic. essential workers are urging they should be next -- as stores continue to fill with holiday shoppers. Michigan’s covid outbreak tracker shows the food industry and retail shops account for nearly 40 current outbreaks statewide. They are still part of the first wave with hundreds of thousands of other workers in essential industries all looking to get vaccinated.
Beaumont, Henry Ford, Ascension hospitals prepare to administer vaccines to staff
Michigan healthcare officials will start distributing the vaccine to frontline workers. Ascension Hospital in Warren and five hospitals in the Henry Ford Health System will be able to store the vaccines in super cold freezers once they arrive. Henry Ford Health System CCO Dr. Adnan Munkarah said the they will be storing the vaccines at its hospitals in Detroit, Wyandotte, Macomb, West Bloomfield and Jackson. They have about 11,000 frontline workers who need vaccines, so a lottery system was set up and the first 1,000 workers know who they are. Frontline workers are asking for all the help they can get to keep that number down.
Metro Detroit hospitals prepare timeline for vaccine distribution
PORTAGE, Mich. – The shipments of the Pfizer vaccine out of Portage set in motion the largest vaccination effort in American history. Nearly 3 million doses of the vaccine will be delivered to all 50 states. In Metro Detroit, that includes Ascension Hospital in Warren and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, which is expecting just under 1,000 initial doses. Beaumont Health is estimating they’ll get about 1,000 doses in the first batch before moving up to about 14,000 Pfizer vaccines as production kicks into high-gear. They have about 11,000 frontline workers who need vaccines, so a lottery system was set up and the first 1,000 workers know who they are.
Beaumont hospitals in Dearborn, Farmington Hills and Trenton limit visitation to prevent spread of COVID
Beaumont Hospitals in Dearborn and Farmington Hills are limiting the visitation of family and friends effective Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. to protect patients, staff and community as COVID-19 cases in the region and state continue to rise. “We’ve had a notable rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Detroit,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. Please note that while every site allows a support person to escort a patient into the Emergency Center, there is site-to-site variation regarding whether the support person may stay after the patient is registered. Our COVID-19 Data section tracks many of the key data points health officials are watching closely every single day. Track key COVID-19 data points in Michigan:
Here are important facts about the flu
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The flu usually appears with symptoms like headaches, fever, running nose, cough, and body aches. Dr. Shajahan says that the number one thing you can do to avoid getting the flu is to get your flu vaccine and social distance from others. Dr. Shajahan suggests that as soon as your temperature starts reaching 101, you will want to take medication such as Ibuprofen to bring it down. Those with the flu are usually contagious the day before they show symptoms and 5 to 7 days after.
Inkster family demands changes after dying father listed as 'John Doe' at hospital
DEARBORN, Mich. - A family from Inkster is demanding changes at Beaumont hospitals. The family said if the Dearborn Beaumont Hospital had handled things differently, they might have been able to say goodbye to their father. His four children told Local 4 he was taken to Dearborn Beaumont Hospital, but when they went to check on him, hospital staff said he wasn't there. The hospital reached out to the family two days later, they said, and told them White was at the hospital and on life support. Paige White said there was some confusion over her father's identity and he was listed as a John Doe.