Holy Name Medical Center is located in Bergen County, the epicenter of New Jersey’s coronavirus outbreak, and hospital officials there converted space on its campus that was being used for storage into a facility that can hold 36 intensive care beds exclusively for coronavirus patients.
Michael Maron, the president and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center — the hospital that saw the first wave of New Jersey’s coronavirus outbreak, tested positive for COVID-19 and infected his wife and two sons. Back at work now after quarantining for two weeks, he recounts his experience, his guilt, and wants to convey a personal message to everyone.
New York City health officials are now recommending that you cover your face and mouth when going out in public to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Dr. Suraj Saggar, the chief of infectious disease at Holy Name Medical Center, told FOX 5 NY's Dana Arschin Arschin that you probably don't need a mask if you stay away from others, frequently wash your hands, and avoid touching your face. However, he acknowledged that a mask could be beneficial if it stops you from touching your face.
Reporters from NorthJersey.com and the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey joined Dr. Adam Jarrett of Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning to answer questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Kelly and Lindy Washburn of The Record spoke to Jarrett about Holy Name's effort to combat the virus and answer questions from readers about how to deal with the pandemic.
Brendan McLaughlin, a security guard at Holy Name Medical Center, felt lightheaded and weak so he went to the ER. He thought he had the flu but a test for coronavirus turned out positive. Coronavirus symptoms are varied and can include anything from the expected such as fever, cough, shortness of breath to a wider range of symptoms such as diarrhea, chills, headaches, and sore throat.
A Holy Name Medical Center nurse who made a full coronavirus recovery has returned to work in time to spend her upcoming wedding anniversary at the hospital with her husband, whom she met there 14 years ago.
The stress of trying to treat the greatest pandemic in a century — one that had made his hospital, Holy Name Medical Center, the epicenter of the outbreak — was one thing. And it was the reason CEO Mike Maron was working around the clock, doing whatever he could to not only care for patients, but warn the state that COVID-19 was real. The anxiety of what came next was even worse. Maron, despite all the precautions, not only tested positive for COVID-19, he gave it to his wife and two sons before he knew he had it.
Mike Maron is the CEO of Holy Name Medical Center, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in New Jersey. He’s also a COVID-19 survivor, as he contracted the virus in mid-March. Maron, who returned to work earlier this week, talked about recovering from COVID-19 and how Holy Name is battling the outbreak like no other hospital. 19 and how Holy Name is battling the outbreak like no other hospital.
Before COVID-19 reached New Jersey, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck had a 19-bed intensive care unit and 33 critical-care nurses. Now it has added four ICUs and is treating 45 patients, 40 of them on respirators. To satisfy the growing demand, about a dozen nurses have been reassigned from other units that have been temporarily closed, and a handful have been hired.