RN Reassures COVID-19 Patients At Hospital: An Orland Park Hero

ORLAND PARK, IL — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented times. Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these everyday heroes.

This submission comes from Nesime Sulejmani of Orland Park, who nominated her daughter, Salie Sulejmani of Orland Park:

Where the nominee lives:
Orland Park

Where the person who nominated the hero lives:
Orland Park

Name of the nominee:
Salie Sulejmani

Name of the person who nominated the hero:
Nesime Sulejmani

Is the nominee considered an “essential worker”?:

What does the nominee do for work?:
RN at Palos Hospital

Why do you believe the nominee should be recognized or honored?
Salie works on the co-vid19 floor every day when she goes to work she is compassionate, going above and beyond to make sure her patients are comfortable, she sits with them

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Drive for union at North Carolina hospital could inspire others

This article is published through the N.C. News Collaborative, a partnership of BH Media, Gannett and McClatchy newspapers in North Carolina that aims to better inform readers throughout the state.

On a clear morning in early March, nurses stood shoulder-to-shoulder in Asheville’s Pack Square Park and demanded a union.

The crowd of a hundred chanted and cheered, hoisting signs and displaying red “Vote Yes” buttons. Some wore the same scrubs from their shifts at Mission Hospital, the largest health care center in Western North Carolina.

On March 6, 1,600 registered nurses petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to form a union, a massive organizing push in the country’s second-least unionized state. Whether the crowd gathering two days later at Pack Square Park knew it or not, they were kickstarting one of the largest union campaigns in the country today.

While an election date remains unset, labor advocates and experts

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Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies at 41 After Over 90 Days in Hospital from Coronavirus Complications

Broadway star Nick Cordero has died after a months-long battle with the coronavirus. He was 41.

Cordero, whose Broadway credits include Waitress and Rock of Ages, died on Sunday morning at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he had been hospitalized for over 90 days.

He is survived by his wife Amanda Kloots, whom he wed in September 2017, and their 1-year-old son Elvis Eduardo.

“God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth. ⠀ I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being

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Texas Doctor Forced to Choose Which COVID-19 Patients Get Beds as Hospital Is Overwhelmed with Cases

As the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. continues to rise, a doctor in San Antonio, Texas, has been forced to make the difficult decision of choosing which of the patients currently fighting for their lives get to be placed in hospital beds.

Dr. Jeffrey DellaVolpe, a pulmonologist and the director of the ECMO program at San Antonio Methodist Hospital told CNN that this explosion of cases is not something he and other healthcare professionals were at all prepared for.

“Yesterday was probably the worst day I ever had,” DellaVolpe said. “I got 10 calls. Young people who would otherwise be excellent candidates to be able to put on ECMO.”

ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), is a therapy that adds oxygen to one’s blood and pumps it through their body.

“They’re so sick that if they don’t get put on, if they don’t get the support, they are going to

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Harvey Price taken to hospital for urgent treatment

Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)

Harvey Price was taken to hospital after becoming unwell during little sister Princess’s birthday party.

However, it has been confirmed to not be too serious with the 18-year-old expected to make it home in time for birthday cake.

In fact, Yahoo Celebrity UK can exclusively reveal no one is permitted to let any cake pass their lips until Harvey is home safe.

Read more: Katie Price ‘can’t wait’ to take Harvey clubbing after he turned 18 in lockdown

Mum Katie and the Price/Andre clan were celebrating young Princess becoming a teenager when Harvey, who is partially sighted and has Prada-Willy syndrome, began to feel poorly.

To be safe, Katie took her

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Court Ruling on Price Transparency Unsettles Hospital Stocks

On Jun 23, the Federal court verdict upheld The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  plan on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, which went against the American Hospital Association (AHA).

The essence of the ruling is to disclose publicly the prices negotiated between hospitals and insurers in order to promote competition and reduce costs.

The Rules at a Glance

The set of rules requires hospitals to make the negotiated rates they charge insurers for medical services and prescription drugs available in the public domain. It also directs hospitals to make prices for healthcare services, such as common tests and procedures, available online beginning 2021. Hospitals will display the price band of shoppable services as a total package in an easy-to-read, consumer-friendly format.

The proposal also requires insurance companies offering group and individual coverage to provide cost estimates for enrollees up front so that patients are

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Expert explains current hospital guidelines

The easing of lockdown restrictions in England has meant that shops can begin re-opening and people can start to go back to work, albeit with strict social distancing rules in place.

As life partially returns to some normality, what does this mean for pregnant women and their birth partners?

At the height of the pandemic, partners were only allowed to be present during the very last stage of labour with strict rules in place.

But now lockdown’s easing, so are some hospital guidelines.

Read more: Sleep expert debunks newborn myths

Dr Brooke Vandermolen, who runs online antenatal classes at The Birth Collective, explains what the latest update means for pregnant women and their partners.

Dr Vandermolen confirmed that the current guidelines differ region by region, depending on a number of factors.

During the height of the pandemic, partners were not allowed. (Getty Images)
During the height of the pandemic, partners were not allowed. (Getty Images)

You’ve probably noticed that the rules around

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INSIGHT-Billions in COVID relief go to biggest hospital chains as smaller rivals await aid

By Chad Terhune

June 9 (Reuters) – Spared the worst of COVID-19, the largest for-profit hospital chains in the United States are pursuing a speedy recovery backed by billions of dollars in federal aid, while other hospitals say they have been harder hit and left wanting.

HCA Healthcare Inc, the biggest chain, has received $5.3 billion in loans and grants thus far from the federal government to offset lost business and higher expenses from the coronavirus pandemic. Tenet Healthcare Corp, the second-largest chain by revenue and beds, has disclosed more than $2 billion in similar loans and grants.

Meantime, the two chains, which own hundreds of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, are telling investors that COVID-19 wasn’t as severe as expected in most of their markets, and that business is ramping back up. Shares in Tenet have doubled since the market lows in mid-March, while HCA shares have soared

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Coronavirus fake news causing patients to refuse hospital admission, medics tell MPs

Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

Coronavirus patients are refusing to be admitted to hospital because of fake news messages on WhatsApp saying doctors will kill them, frontline medics have warned MPs.

Dr Megan Emma Smith, a senior consultant anesthetist, said she was seeing patients arrive at hospital “unbelievably sick” because social media misinformation had frightened them into not coming or into trying quack remedies instead.

Appearing before the culture select committee on Thursday, a 111 operator also warned that misleading posts about Covid-19 had “eroded” public trust in the NHS and said he was having to convince callers that doctors and nurses were “on their side”.

The comments came as MPs investigated the impact of fake news during the pandemic and what measures social media giants are taking to suppress potentially deadly misinformation.

Dr Smith, based at the Royal Free Hopsital in London, said many virus patients she was

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Trump and Congress tried to make coronavirus testing and treatment free, but people are still getting big bills when they go to the hospital

The Trump administration set up a fund for the uninsured. But Imad Khachan, a coronavirus patient who is uninsured, received a large medical bill after a hospital stay.
The Trump administration set up a fund for the uninsured. But Imad Khachan, a coronavirus patient who is uninsured, received a large medical bill after a hospital stay.

Courtesy Imad Khachan

  • Congress and the Trump administration tried to protect coronavirus patients from getting large medical bills, but problems are popping up. 

  • Two patients who tried to get treatment for coronavirus symptoms didn’t get tested, but still received large medical bills. 

  • One uninsured patient living in New York City got a nearly $50,000 bill after a three-night hospital stay for coronavirus care. 

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David Anthony in New Jersey received a $1,528.43 bill for a chest X-ray.

Lindsay Hill in Milwaukee spent 30 minutes in a triage tent and later received a $1,186 bill in the mail.

Imad Khachan from New York City received a bill for nearly $50,000 after a three-night hospital stay. 

Patients who

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