Since the Biden Administration took office, many American hospitals have struggled with critical staff shortages.
Exit surveys show the primary causes are forced experimental ‘vaccine’ requirements, pandemic related stress, inconsistent hospital leadership and government mandates.
Here is a list of some of the most recent hospital actions as of January 8, 2022.
🔹Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., temporarily closed its labor and delivery unit amid a staffing shortage. the hospital confirmed to Becker’s Jan. 3. This did not affect the neonatal intensive care unit and the postpartum unit.
🔹Hospitals in the Chicago area are delaying non-urgent surgeries and other procedures not risking patient safety after a plea to do so from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association.
🔹Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System temporarily closed 97 beds as of Jan. 3. Fifty-two beds are closed at Henry Ford Hospital; 34 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital; and 11 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich. Henry Ford said these hospitals account for more than 1,550 of the health system’s more than 2,000 beds.
🔹Junction City, Kan.-based Geary Community Hospital will close its intensive care unit by Feb. 1 because of fiscal problems and nursing shortages. The hospital will close the unit through a phased transition, according to a Jan. 3 statement by the hospital.
🔹University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City is postponing at least 20 percent of its surgeries temporarily. “We have to be able to preserve our abilities to do surgeries … where major risk to life or limb are at stake,” Robert Glasgow, MD, the hospital’s chair of surgery, said during a news conference on Jan. 4.
🔹Radnor, Pa.-based Main Line Health, which serves parts of Philadelphia and its western suburbs, announced Jan. 2 it will pause all nonemergent surgeries for at least two weeks.
🔹Advocate Aurora Health temporarily closed three urgent care facilities Dec. 29 in the Milwaukee area due to staffing shortages.
🔹Psychiatric units and hospitals in Massachusetts have taken at least 154 additional mental beds offline solely because of staffing needs within the last 10 months.
🔹The U.S. National Institutes of Health is “postponing” elective surgeries at its hospital in Bethesda, Md.
🔹Maternity services will no longer be available at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, Ind., beginning this month. The hospital has had difficulty recruiting additional staff to replace their losses.
🔹Mercyhealth, which has seven hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois, filed an application with the Illinois Health and Services Review Board to end inpatient services at Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton in 2022 because of their nursing shortage.
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