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Hospitals are running low on respirators, but rapid testing could help protect workers. Here’s how.

As hospitals around New Jersey scramble to secure masks and gowns, some say widespread rapid testing could be the resource that allows them to conserve protective equipment needed for battling the coronavirus outbreak. The tests would help hospitals reduce the use of protective gear, commonly referred to as PPE, nearly instantly and isolate only those patients who have COVID-19.


N.J. hospitals feeling the strain as some doctors, nurses infected with the coronavirus

COVID-19 patients continued to descend on hospitals throughout the state Monday, forcing some facilities to divert admissions from their critical care units or emergency departments. Holy Name has 20 to 30 health care workers and other staff under quarantine because they were either infected with the coronavirus or were exposed to someone with it. A 44-year-old Holy Name staff worker died last week from COVID-19.


NJ Biz Names Michael Maron Part of Health Care Power 50

The NJ Biz Health Care Power 50 is a list of individuals leading the industry at a critical time. At no time than in the midst of a pandemic is this list more relevant. Readers will notice that hospital leaders are heavily represented – and with good reason. They are on the front lines of the fight against the disease. The decisions they make – on deploying resources, managing the crisis and maintaining staff morale – will go a long way toward determining how quickly New Jersey recovers.


Seven more test positive in Atlantic County, two more test positive in Cape May County for COVID-19

The total number of coronavirus cases statewide jumped more than 2,200 Sunday to 13,386. Another 21 people have died from COVID-19 in New Jersey, bringing the state's total dead to 161. 19 in New Jersey, bringing the state's total dead to 161.


'It will keep getting worse:' Inside two Bergen hospitals where coronavirus is taking a toll

On Thursday night at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, five coronavirus patients died in just a few hours, a pulmonologist there said. At The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, cases are rising each day. Doctors at both Bergen County hospitals describe staff as being tired, overwhelmed and afraid. Their hospitals are filling up. Many patients are alive simply because a ventilator is pushing air into their lungs. Some are in medically-induced comas.


‘Like nothing I’ve ever seen’ — NJ hospital is ground zero for COVID-19

A hospital that has been at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak response in New Jersey in recent weeks has been making do with ingenuity and improvisation, amid concerns that a further spike in cases could force more difficult choices. Teaneck's Holy Name Me Medical Center is in Bergen County, which has recorded more than 1,500 cases, nearly twice as many as any of the state's other 20 co counties. As of Friday, 108 patients were hospitalized with the virus and 13 had died, according to a hospital spokeswoman.


Coronavirus: Nurses Protest Outside Bronx Hospital About Lack Of Supplies, Orders To Reuse Protective Gear

Nurses at a New York hospital protested outside the lack of enough medical supplies to keep them protected through this coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the number of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers continue to fall ill.


Coronavirus in NJ: Low on supplies, hospital workers are falling ill and fear going to work

New Jersey reported the first death from coronavirus infection among its hospital workers this week, but doctors and nurses around the state know it won’t be the last. Low on supplies and short on tests, they live in dread that they'll get the virus — and spread it. Scores Scores of hospital workers have fallen sick after exposure to the virus on the job.


Coronavirus in NJ: Low on supplies, hospital workers are falling ill and fear going to work

New Jersey reported the first death from coronavirus infection among its hospital workers this week, but doctors and nurses around the state know it won’t be the last. Low on supplies and short on tests, they live in dread that they'll get the virus — and spread it. Scores of hospital workers have fallen sick after exposure to the virus on the job.


https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/christopher-maag/2020/03/28/coronavirus-nj-covid-19-overwhelms-one-hospital-threatens-another/2930244001/

On Thursday night at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, five coronavirus patients died in just a few hours, a pulmonologist there said. At The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, cases are rising each day. Doctors at both Bergen County hospitals describe staff as being tired, overwhelmed and afraid.