News Stories – November 23, 2020

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Local funeral officials prepare for overwhelming number of COVID-19-related services (WNDU – 11/23/20) Goshen Hospital sees record-high COVID hospitalizations (Elkhart Truth – 11/23/20) Indiana health system gets refrigerated truck to store bodies as COVID-19 deaths rise (Becker’s Hospital Review – 11/23/20) Our Opinion: Have you heard what doctors and nurses…

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News Stories – November 22, 2020

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Beacon in process of getting refrigerated truck to ease pressure on morgues (WNDU – 11/19/20) Local hospital nearly out of room (WSBT – 11/19/20) Elkhart County Health Department issues new orders to slow virus spread (WSBT – 11/19/20) 'Running out of everything.' Michiana doctors, nurses say COVID is pushing them…

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News Stories – November 18, 2020

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November already deadliest COVID month in county (Elkhart Truth -11/17/20) Open letter from Beacon Health CEO: 'We need your help' with COVID fight (South Bend Tribune – 11/17/20) A grim look inside hospitals as coronavirus cases surge (WNDU – 11/18/20) Virus risk rises, new mask order issued (Elkhart Truth –…

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News Stories – November 16, 2020

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COVID cases climb in Elkhart and hospitals are making room (WNDU – 11/12/20) We're in the midst of a catastrophe' - 2nd surge strains local hospital capacity (WSBT – 11/12/20) Longer lines show increased need for coronavirus testing in Elkhart County (WSBT – 11/12/20) Surge in COVID cases, hospitalizations continues…

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Final moments with a COVID patient: “I try to be their support until the end”

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Amber Hodges, an Elkhart General Hospital registered respiratory therapist, shares her perspective about caring for COVID patients who are about to die. "I honestly didn’t think this was going to be any worse than the flu. I just figured it was going to be something we could get under control…

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News Stories – November 11, 2020

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Eye on Health: A look inside a local hospital fighting coronavirus (WSBT – 11/10/20) South Bend area business, academic, health leaders plead for COVID safety enforcement (South Bend Tribune – 11/10/20) Memorial Hospital doctor known for his generosity dies after battle with COVID (South Bend Tribune – 11/10/20) Elkhart General…

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Update on COVID at Elkhart General Hospital

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Dr. Michelle Bache, Vice President of Medical Affairs, provides the very latest COVID numbers to the community as well as an important message about what everyone can do to help decrease the spread. "We won't see a decrease in hospitalizations until we see a decrease in community spread." https://youtu.be/5_tJqe4ZS2U

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Elkhart General Hospital offers first look at COVID unit

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Beacon Health System hospitals continue to break records, and the surge of critically ill patients has required us to reassign staff and repurpose space within our facilities. We are offering a look at our COVID unit at Elkhart General Hospital to the public for the first time. Listen to and see the perspectives of our frontline doctors, nurses and staff through our Eye On Health partnership with WSBT.

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Elkhart General respiratory therapist describes joy, heartbreak, in caring for COVID patients

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Erin Fini, a certified respiratory therapist at Elkhart General Hospital, describes caring for COVID patients. "We have patients coming into the Elkhart General Emergency Department who are having trouble breathing by the carloads every day. We see patients who are young and old, patients who have preexisting conditions, and people…

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