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    Many community hospitals in Southern California are struggling to treat a large influx of COVID-19 patients from Mexico, according to The Washington Post.
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    The Los Angeles Surge Hospital, which opened five weeks ago to treat COVID-19 patients, will close by the end of June, according to the Los Angeles Times. 
  • Overprepared for COVID-19 surges but not sorry, hospital leaders say

    Dozens of hospitals nationwide have treated a much smaller number of COVID-19 patients than expected, but leaders said they don't regret being overprepared for potential surges, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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    Hospitals across the country are seeing significant drops in emergency department visits as more patients avoid them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adventist Health Lodi (Calif.) Memorial, a 150-bed community hospital, decided to address those fears head-on and encourage patients who needed emergency care to come to the hospital's ED, according an article in NEJM Catalyst.
  • Northwell Health surpasses 10,200 COVID-19 patient discharges

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has discharged 10,210 COVID-19 patients as of May 11, surpassing the threshold of 10,000 patient discharges, the health system told Becker's Hospital Review.
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    The field hospital set up at Joint Base Cape Cod, which closed this week, didn't receive or treat a single COVID-19 patient, according to the Cape Cod Times. 
  • New York hospital speeds up plan to close ED

    St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, N.Y., will close its emergency department June 1, according to TV station WENY. 
  • Beaumont to reopen Wayne hospital in phases

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  • How Stanford Health Care is resuming elective care

    As hospitals and health systems prepare to resume elective procedures and return to a "new normal," they must work to alleviate any fears patients and staff have related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care.
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  • Coronavirus fear prompting avoidance of healthcare, poll finds

    Around 29 percent of U.S. adults said they have delayed or avoided seeking medical care due to concerns about contracting COVID-19, a new poll shows.
  • Updated COVID-19 peak dates, state by state

    Nearly 20 states are projected to see peak demand for hospital resources due to COVID-19 over the next two weeks, according to updated projections from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle. 
  • CDC tool helps hospitals forecast surge in demand

    The CDC has created a tool to help hospital administrators and public health officials predict a surge in demand for hospital services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pennsylvania hospital to cease inpatient care

    Crozer-Keystone Health System is shutting down inpatient care and non-emergency services at its hospital in Springfield, Pa., until June, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. 
  • Outpatient visits down 60% because of COVID-19, study finds

    From mid-March through mid-April, outpatient visits have declined nearly 60 percent due to COVID-19, according to research from Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University and healthcare technology company Phreesia. 
  • California OKs resumption of elective procedures

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted a statewide hold on hospital elective procedures April 22. 
  • 14 hospital leaders on the toughest thing about resuming elective surgeries

    Fourteen hospital and health system leaders shared the most challenging aspects of resuming elective surgeries, the first steps they are taking to reschedule elective procedures that were canceled last month, and how they are collaborating with health officials. 
  • Sparrow Hospital recommends COVID-19 patients take Uber home

    Leaders at Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Hospital are recommending COVID-19 patients use ride-sharing services upon discharge if they have no other way to get home, according to the Lansing State Journal.
  • Houston hospitals to resume some elective care

    Many hospitals and health systems on the Texas Medical Center campus in Houston are starting to resume elective care and procedures April 22, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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