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Errors, deception preceded deadly nursing home covid outbreaks, inspections show

BY: - January 25, 2022

Regulators found infection control violations in at least three dozen Ohio nursing homes placed the health and safety of patients in “immediate jeopardy” during the COVID pandemic, an Ohio Capital Journal investigation has found. Between allowing nurses with active COVID-19 infections to report for their care duties, placing infected residents in shared rooms with uninfected […]

Book spotlights Ohio hospital and the fractured health care system it operates in

BY: - March 23, 2021

Keith Swihart couldn’t afford his insulin, so he started rationing it out or skipping doses. It wasn’t laziness — Swihart had been working since he was 13. Even with health insurance from employers, he couldn’t afford his cost-share of the hormone he needed. His unmitigated diabetes went into a tailspin, costing him his sight in […]

‘Trust issues’ prompt nursing home workers to decline COVID-19 vaccine, union says

BY: - January 5, 2021

Nursing home workers are passing on their chance at early access to the COVID-19 vaccine, officials say, blowing a crosswind against a scarce supply of doses and a pandemic in a tailspin. Gov. Mike DeWine first drew attention to the issue Wednesday, claiming during a televised press briefing that roughly 60% of staffers who were […]