Dr. Mark Rosing, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology uses a tragedy to illustrate the benefit of telehealth to both patient and provider. “It was shortly after COVID-19 started, and we weren’t seeing as […]
Clinical Staff Writes Prescriptive Book on Pandemic
The idea to write and publish a prescriptive account of how SBH Health System managed the pandemic first came to Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh in the summer of 2020. It followed a time when a new virus […]
Health Care Workers In Covid: Transparent Heroes
By Stephen Kramer, MD, Attending, Department of Psychiatry at SBH The global coronavirus epidemic of 2020 has generated a multitude of iconic images, perhaps none more ubiquitous than people banging pots and pans and clapping in […]
A Look Back: Vaccinating a Community Hit Hard by COVID-19
By Luci Dehaan In a community where COVID-19 virus positivity rates were among the highest in the country, many welcomed the vaccine with open arms. But distribution of the vaccines didn’t happen by chance. Here’s a […]
Reflections from a Chaplain during COVID-19
This time of pandemic reminds me of scenes from the movie Inception. I enter a dream world of empty streets. No people can be seen. I think I’m in the Bronx. Where is everyone? What is everyone doing? Where are the children?
The Ethical Challenges of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic presented oursociety with a crisis not seen for generations. One part of the COVID crisis has deep roots in medical ethics. The challenges have ranged from as simple as wearing a mask in public, to
as complex as usage of lifesaving treatments such as ventilators or dialysis. The decisions and judgments made by national leaders, hospitals and at times individual health care providers often invoked
Covid-19 and The ‘Year of The Nurse’
As some of you may know, the World Health Organization named 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” as it is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. What a year to set aside for nurses! When picturing the year of the nurse, we imagined a celebration – not a pandemic – and certainly would have hoped for a more propitious year.
Covid-19 from an ER Nurse’s Perspective
COVID-19 hit us like a tornado. The hospital system was completely overwhelmed. During this time, I witnessed an unprecedented loss of life. Now I am picking up the pieces, much like a survivor of a massive storm would, returning home to survey the damage.