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Hospital Study Shows This Can Prevent COVID-19 Infection

Most health experts agree that early and aggressive treatment for COVID-19 helps to reduce the potential for long COVID symptoms and reduces the risk of severe disease. From the beginning, the pharmaceutical industry has sought to develop new and expensive antiviral drugs to treat the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 with an aim at profits. The… Read More »

Rural hospital CEO urges providers to ‘get ready now’ as delta variant outstrips nursing resources

The delta variant of the novel coronavirus is gaining a frightening foothold in areas of the country with low vaccination rates, spurring the White House to mobilize “surge response teams” to combat the variant that threatens to undo the nation’s progress in beating back the pandemic. About 1,000 counties in the U.S. have vaccination rates… Read More »

3D Mammography at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital – Now Available

3D mammography (tomosynthesis), available at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, is a relatively new tool that helps us find more cancers and find those cancers earlier. With traditional mammography, the image is flat. During a 3D mammogram, multiple images are obtained in seconds as the x-ray machine sweeps across the breast. Images are displayed as a series of… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »