COVID-related condition MIS-C can be severe in some children

Hari Gourabathini, MD, pediatric critical care medicine physician at Beacon Children’s Hospital, offers his perspective about caring for children affected by coronavirus and the unseen impacts of the pandemic on our community’s kids The pandemic’s effect at face value It has been a more than a year since the COVID-19…

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Beacon Medical Minute: Vaccines remain our best weapon against COVID

If you or someone you know feels nervous about getting the vaccine, please listen to and share this important message of reassurance from a Beacon family doctor. Dr. Scott Eshowsky explains why this is not the time to give up our fight against COVID. Our new #BeaconMedicalMinute series with our doctors and specialists aims to inform and educate people about timely and health topics.

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Plea to community to remain vigilant as COVID numbers rise

The number of COVID-positive inpatients at our hospitals has quadrupled during the past month, so this is not the time to let our guard down, said Dr. Sam El-Dalati, Beacon Health System Chief Clinical Officer. He asks that community members get vaccinated, because it is our best defense against the virus.

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Medical Minute: What parents should know about the COVID-19 vaccine and kids under 16

How soon will it be before kids under 16 can be vaccinated? We share the latest information in today’s Medical Minute with Dr. Dale Patterson, Memorial Hospital Vice President of Medical Affairs. Keep up-to-date on the very latest COVID and other medical news with this popular new video series featuring our Beacon experts.

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1-year COVID Anniversary

The last year has been one for the history books. At Beacon, with each act of heroism, each tear that was shed and smile that was offered, each time an associate gave all they had and then found a way to give a little bit more, our teams showed their true colors, creating a better world for us all. From our darkest days when things seemed most bleak to our most joyful moments of healing and hope, we honor the Beacon teams who rose to the occasion, connected with heart and changed lives.

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Inside Elkhart General’s COVID-19 Unit

South Bend Tribune photographer Robert Franklin recently visited our Elkhart General COVID Unit to help us document this moment in our history. You will see powerful images in this gallery. The photographer focused his lens on the serious work we are doing to care for these very sick patients. At the…

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As we count down to 2021, we cannot let our guard down

By Kelly Jolliff, Infection Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Manager As we look to celebrate the New Year and say good-bye to the history making 2020, let us look back and reflect on what we have learned and how this can help keep us safe in the coming year. For many…

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Beacon Staff Thank Community for Support (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIwCseZ4O1A To thank our community for their support in the form of food, PPE and other donations, Beacon has created a commercial to demonstrate our appreciation of you and to thank our community. Beacon Health System thanks you for all your hard work. Please know that we are on your…

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