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Perspectives on essential people, communities, and hospitals

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Essential hospitals prepare and respond to natural disasters, mass casualties, and other emergencies

Adapting and Partnering: University Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

Leaders from University Health, in San Antonio, share how partnerships, preregistration, and constant adaptation shaped their COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort.

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Essential Hospital Leaders Found ‘Get Us PPE’

Leaders from essential hospitals Oregon Health & Science University and Rhode Island Hospital founded a national nonprofit that provides donated personal protective equipment to facilities in need.

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Students Step Up: Integrating Social Determinants Screening into Medical Education amid COVID-19

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University students and faculty developed a tool to screen patients for social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In It for the Long Haul: UW Medicine Launches Post-COVID Telehealth Clinic

Association member UW Medicine, in Seattle, is tackling COVID-19’s long-term effects through a Post-COVID Telehealth Clinic.

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No Turning Back: Telehealth Will Play Major Role After COVID-19

COVID-19 suddenly made it possible and necessary to quickly ramp up Valleywise Health’s telemedicine program—and the overwhelmingly positive reaction from physicians and patients alike means there is no going back.

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Essential Hospitals Target Housing Insecurity Amid COVID-19

Screening tools and community partnerships are key to treating patients experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Part of Our DNA’: East Alabama Medical Center Helps Tornado Victims

The Opelika, Ala., hospital provides housing, mental health support, and hope to those affected by a tornado that devastated the community in March.

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Going the Distance for Health: A Boston Medical Center Physician’s 1,687-Mile Journey to Puerto Rico

Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, medical director of medicine and adolescent psychiatry, traveled to Puerto Rico to donate medication and mental health care to victims of Hurricane Maria.

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HHS Promotes Preparedness for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

A federal planning guide aims to help local emergency health care personnel prepare for the migration of eclipse watchers to areas without adequate health care infrastructure.

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Everyday Heroes Take Action at UTMB

When a fire broke out at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s John Sealy Hospital, 110 patients, their visitors, and the staff had to evacuate.

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UTMC Assists in Response to Tenn. Fires

Fifteen patients affected by the “Chimney Tops 2” fire in Tenn. were taken to the ED at University of Tennessee Medical Center, the area’s only level I trauma center.

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Another Grim Reminder of Essential Hospitals’ Role

On July 25, two teenagers were killed and at least 16 other people were injured in the second mass shooting in Florida this summer.

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Orlando Health Responds to Mass Shooting

In the wake of the largest mass shooting in the United States, our thoughts are with our member, Orlando Health, as it treats the victims and keeps their family members informed. Nearly 50 people were killed in an Orlando, Fla., LGBT nightclub on the morning of June 12, and more than 50 more were injured in the attack. Orlando

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Watching the Big Game? Essential Hospitals Are Watching Out for You

Near or far away from the big game, essential hospitals stand ready to treat Super Bowl fans.

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