Holy Name Medical Center CEO Mike Maron announced Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus. According to a release from the medical center, Maron is recovering at home. Maron figured prominently in this story about Holy Name and COVID-19 on ROI-NJ.com, which appeared last weekend and gave many in the state first look at seriousness of this crisis.
The president and chief executive officer of Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck has tested positive for the coronavirus, multiple sources confirmed. Michael Maron was "self-quarantined at home, resting and feeling well," a source with direct knowledge of the his condition told Daily Voice early Friday evening.
Suraj Saggar, DO, chief of infectious diseases at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, doesn't wait the several days needed for COVID-19 test results to come back because it takes too long. Saggar and his teams rely on the symptom "triad" -- fever, cough, and shortness of breath -- to guide diagnosis. They also use chest X-rays and other lab markers -- leukopenia, lymphopenia, monocytosis monocytosis, transaminitis, elevated C-reactive protein, normal procalcitonin -- to determine whether a patient has COVID-19. Elevated d-dimer may be particularly predictive of who might have respiratory failure, Saggar said.
The Coronavirus is not just a disease of the elderly. Chief of infectious disease, Dr. Suraj Saggar speaks with CNN New Day to give them updates on COVID-19 and how everyone should practice social distancing to keep themselves protected.
The number of COVID-19 cases are multiplying at the treatment epicenter of New Jersey’s outbreak with twice as many patients in intensive care than the beginning of the week. Holy Name is among five hospitals in Bergen County holding daily teleconferences at the executive and supply levels to collaborate.
New Jersey’s got 2,000 available critical care beds, but the New Jersey Department of Health predicts it will need 2,000 more — 10% of them requiring ventilators just within the next couple weeks, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy asked for help and Wednesday said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replied immediately and will meet to discuss expanding hospital capacity in New Jersey.
New Jersey has been on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak since January, when Newark Liberty International Airport became a major screening and quarantine station for foreign travelers, to March, when the first New Jerseyans were diagnosed with the disease.
Tonight we discuss coronavirus with Dr. Suraj Saggar, Chief of Infectious diseases at Holy Name Medical Center and Dr. Maurizio Miglietta, professor of surgery Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and medical director of Nano Vapor Biotech
A coronavirus test is done by swabbing inside the nose. It’s happening at a drive-thru coronavirus test site in Secaucus, but only for patients of Riverside Medical Group. It’s all outdoors and under tents.