2020 Ends With California Hospitals Struggling To Stay AfloatCalifornia hospitals ended the year on “the brink of catastrophe," a health official said as the pandemic pushed deaths and sickness to staggering levels and some medical centers scrambled to provide oxygen for the critically ill.
Frontline Workers Providing Care In More Ways Than One This Holiday SeasonMany health care workers are likely feeling the pandemic pressure more than anyone these days. But some are easing their stress by helping others in need.
'That Light We Finally Get To See': Vaccine Already Boosting Morale For Healthcare WorkersNurses were some of those who spoke the loudest at the beginning of the pandemic, protesting when there wasn't enough PPE. But now with the vaccine, they're singing a different tune.
Travis AFB Medical Team Helping Lodi Memorial With Coronavirus SurgeThe COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of healthcare all across the nation. In San Joaquin County, which is now considered a hotspot, help has arrived from the Department of Defense.
Carmichael Rehab Center Reports Uptick In Coronavirus CasesA nursing facility in Carmichael has reported an uptick in cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
State Reaching Back Out To Recruit Qualified Staff For California Health CorpsBoth San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties say they're running out of traditional ICU beds and need more staff, so where are the state's touted Health Corps workers?
San Joaquin County ICU Beds At 132 Percent Capacity, Hospital Beds At 76 Percent CapacityThe San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services announced Monday that intensive care units in the county are operating at 132% capacity while hospitals are operating at 76% capacity.
Second Federal Medical Team Deployed To San Joaquin County Amid ICU Staffing ShortageSan Joaquin County faces an ICU overcapacity crisis at all of its hospitals, according to the county health officer.
Some California Hospitals Are Overwhelmed By Virus CasesTeams of military doctors, nurses and other health care specialists are being deployed to eight California hospitals facing staffing shortages amid a record-breaking surge of coronavirus cases across the state.
Dental Patients Pay Price For PPE As Supplies Run ThinA dental appointment looks a lot different right now with dentists covered up from head to toe to protect themselves and their patients from COVID-19. But with supplies thin, all that gear comes at a high cost and you could end up paying an extra fee on your next trip to the dentist's office.
'It's Definitely Concerning': Hospital Bed Availability Explained During COVID-19 PandemicAccording to the state, the number of available hospital beds is one of the most important indicators of our COVID-19 readiness. But just because beds are physically available, that doesn't mean patients can use them.
Lodi Nursing Center Announces 50 Cases, 1 Death Over Course Of PandemicA nursing center in Lodi reported 50 cases of COVID-19 among staff and residents as well as 1 death.
Lodi Hospital Suspends Admission Of Non-Coronavirus Patients Amid Surge Of Cases Among StaffAdventist Health Lodi Memorial announced it has temporarily suspended admission of non-coronavirus patients as the hospital has experienced a surge in positive cases among staff.
16 Deaths In Coronavirus Outbreak At Turlock Nursing Home; 100 Residents, 50 Workers Test PositiveA Turlock nursing home is now reporting 16 coronavirus-related deaths after a large outbreak at the facility.
Carmichael Doctor Returns Home From Coronavirus Frontlines In NYCIt was a hero's welcome at Sacramento International Airport on Sunday for a local doctor arriving home from assisting on the coronavirus frontlines in New York City.