In the midst of a raging coronavirus pandemic, most milestones have been grim. However, respiratory therapist Brenda told photographer Jeff Rhode about a small and important one, the first patient she has extubated since the pandemic began.
At Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, about 35 employees are in quarantine. One of their colleagues, 44-year-old food services worker Andres Benitez, died Monday. He was loved for his “huge personality” and warm smile, said Michael Maron, the chief executive officer. Maron himself has been quarantined at home after his test came back positive.
Holy Name CMO Dr. Adam Jarrett speaks to 1010 WINS and says they are barely keeping their head above water as numbers of patients with Covid-19 increase. Jarrett is hesitant to call it a war zone at this time but says the need for more medical supplies is dire.
Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. is down to three ventilators for 85 patients, and staff there is describing the scene as a war zone. Dr. Suraj Saggar, Chief of Infectious Disease at the hospital, told NJ.com that everyone is exhausted.
The number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in New Jersey. It’s now at 3,675, including 44 deaths, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday. With that influx has come a growing need for hospital supplies.
Holy Name Health CEO Mike Maron and his wife and son have all been quarantined after contracting the coronavirus. Maron spoke with News 12 New Jersey last week about the virus and what health care workers would be facing. Maron spoke once again to News 12’s Eric Landskroner about his experience having contracted the illness.
Portraits of healthcare workers at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, where dozens of coronavirus cases are being treated, reflect the ethos of medical professionals across the country who show up to face uncertain and dangerous circumstances day after day in order to care for patients. Jeff Rhode, who has been the hospital's staff photographer for 8 years, started taking the portraits last week, as COVID-19 admissions were on the rise.
Holy Name is filling with COVID-19 patients. Supplies are running low. Doctors and nurses — already at risk of exposure — could be put in further danger if they run out of protective equipment, while some already have gotten sick, medical workers said.
At Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck – smack dab in the middle of the New Jersey county with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 — dire necessity has become the mother of invention, as staffers scramble t dire necessity has become the mother of invention, as staffers scramble to fill looming gaps in critical supplies amid the outbreak.