Dr. Candice Chen was featured in this National Geographic piece about contact tracing written by Lois Parshley.
BETWEEN A SWEEP of mountains and an expanse of dark waters, a 14-story building looms over Prince William Sound. Most of Whittier, Alaska’s 280 residents live in the peach-colored confines of Begich Tower, which was built in 1956 as a U.S. Army barracks. The building has its own post office and grocery store. An underground tunnel leads to the town’s small school. “We are our own petri dish—we share the same ventilation system,” says Jim Hunt, the city’s manager.
Dr. Candice Chen was featured in the Atlantic piece by Olga Khazan.
With her thin eyebrows arched high on her forehead, Robyn Openshaw urged her 212,000 fans to stand up to a new menace: contact tracing. Openshaw, a widely followed health blogger who goes by “Green Smoothie Girl” on Facebook, had recently heard of a bill in Congress that would provide $100 million to mobile health clinics to help monitor the spread of COVID-19.
The Impact of Nursing Staff on Satisfaction Scores for U.S. Hospitals: A Production Function Approach
Drs. Roberto Delhy (HPM Lecturer), Avi Dor, and Patricia Pittman published a paper on hospital worker productivity and patient satisfaction in Medical Care Research and Review, "The Impact of Nursing Staff on Satisfaction Scores for U.S. Hospitals: A Production Function Approach". The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored the study.
Most states are at risk for healthcare worker shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including a number of states predicted to face shortages in intensive care unit physicians, according to the Aug. 7 update of the Mullan Institute State Hospital Workforce Deficit Estimator. The estimator, developed by The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., shows 26 states will face shortages in ICU physicians, up from five the week prior. Read more.
26 states will soon face shortage of ICU doctorsNurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists will come up short too: study.
They built field hospitals, transformed operating rooms into ICUs, and ingeniously crafted their own ventilators and masks. And now they're strapped for the people who make up a critical care workforce. Researchers at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health found that the majority of states are now at risk for shortages in healthcare workers needed to treat critically ill patients, including those with COVID-19. This week’s report shows alarming projected shortages over last week in doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists. Read More.