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  1. Leaked Henry Ford letter outlines care rationing plans

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System developed a policy on how to ration care in case the system runs out of ventilators and intensive care unit beds, reports NPR affiliate Michigan Radio.
  2. Mayo Clinic reviews cost-saving strategies amid coronavirus financial hit

    Mayo Clinic leaders have adopted several strategies to manage expenses and better shield the Rochester, Minn.-based system from the financial hit of COVID-19, according to local news station KTTC.
  3. Cleveland hospital furloughs 70 staffers

    Cleveland-based St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has furloughed about 70 employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to local news station Fox 8. 

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  2. Ascension Wisconsin won't bill uninsured for COVID-19 tests, treatments

    Ascension Wisconsin will not bill uninsured patients for COVID-19 testing and treatment, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  3. South Carolina, Ohio hospitals suspend billing for COVID-19 patients

    Hospitals in South Carolina and Ohio suspended billing for patients who need treatment related to COVID-19.
  4. BCBS of North Carolina to cover hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine to treat COVID-19

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina said it will cover two drugs currently being investigated as possible treatments for COVID-19 patients: hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, according to The Charlotte Observer. 

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  1. West Virginia hospital CEO rebuts city leaders for proposed COVID-19 plans

    The CEO of Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital spoke out against Wheeling city leaders after they allegedly didn't consult hospital leaders about possibly reopening a nearby hospital amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to The Intelligencer.
  2. UnitedHealth to launch COVID-19 test

    UnitedHealth Group plans to launch a self-administered COVID-19 test in an effort to reduce risk to healthcare workers who are running short on personal protective equipment, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Dr. Reddy's recalls Vitamin K injections as capsules shatter upon opening

    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, an India-based pharmaceutical company, is recalling four lots of its phytonadione injections after receiving complaints the containers were breaking and shattering upon opening. 
  4. COVID-19 stimulus package gives FDA more oversight of OTC drugs

    A bill that will change the way over-the-counter drugs are regulated was included in the $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed by the House March 27, Stat reported. 

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  1. NYU Langone Health adds 1,300 providers to telemedicine platform

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic, NYU Langone Health expanded its telemedicine platform this week to include an additional 1,300 physicians and other care providers.
  2. 91% of Americans report staying home as much as possible: 5 survey findings

    A majority of Americans are following recommended social distancing practices as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S., according to a poll from The Washington Post and ABC News.
  3. 21% of healthcare facilities are out of respirators: 5 survey findings

    Nearly half of healthcare organizations nationwide are almost or completely out of respirators, according to a survey from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. 
  4. House passes $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

    The House of Representatives has passed a $2 trillion emergency spending bill to combat the economic impact of COVID-19.
  5. 11 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week: 
  6. DC hospital nurse resigns over lack of PPE

    A nurse at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., recently resigned, citing concerns over the hospital's lack of personal protective equipment, reports KTOP News.
  7. Flu has killed 24,000 this season, CDC says

    The CDC estimates flu has caused 39 million illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations and 24,000 deaths this season, according to the agency's most recent FluView report.
  8. 5 tips for hospitals to enhance telehealth services

    As health systems and hospitals become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the transition to virtual care platforms makes sense.
  9. Michigan hospitals decline handmade face masks — for now

    Hospitals in the Detroit area are declining donations of handmade masks from the public, but at least one says it may need them in the future, WXYZ, a local ABC affiliate reported.

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