Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
Even with federal relief funds intended for providers slammed by COVID-19 patients, some hospitals say they are still shedding jobs to balance their books during the outbreak.
June 30, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
Layoffs and schedule reductions for 1,000 full-time workers or their equivalents will begin this week and continue through the end of July at Trinity Health Michigan, which includes the St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health.
June 28, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
The pain of not knowing what happened to her husband after she dropped him off at a Detroit Hospital, torments Denise Chandler. A former nurse helps.
A new report highlights disparities in how federal coronavirus relief money was distributed, suggesting Michigan hospitals were shorted.
June 11, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
Sinai-Grace nurses: Dozens died because a Detroit hospital was short-staffed.
June 9, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
Here is what you need to know about resuming visits to Michigan hospitals following restrictions to stem the flow of the coronavirus.
May 22, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
Catching up on backlogged appointments — like delayed mammograms, prostate exams, colonoscopies, knee and hip replacement surgeries, and other procedures — won't happen overnight, hospital officials warn.
May 14, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
Doctors are warning parents to watch for symptoms of pediatric multi-inflammatory syndrome tied to COVID-19 that can impact the heart. They urge parents to call their pediatrician early if symptoms appear.
May 10, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
The Inkster couple who did everything together journeys back from the brink of death. Their story demonstrates that leaving the hospital is just one step in a long way back from COVID-19.
COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on nurses, doctors and other health care workers. Health systems aren’t always eager to publicly acknowledge those who died.
April 22, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
DMC CEO Audrey Gregory said the Detroit-based system has invested meaningfully in medical education and hospital facilities. She would not talk about controversies that made headlines during the coronavirus surge.
With Michigan's largest hospital system "financially hemorrhaging" and under a cloud of uncertainty for at least the next two years, the CEO of Beaumont Health says he's taking a 70 percent cut to his base pay and is forgoing any bonuses.
April 17, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press
Among the details that may have been leaked to "an unauthorized third party" include names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medical conditions, and in some cases, bank account information and driver's license numbers.
Henry Ford Health System, DMC and others say they are expanding surgeries and other procedures that had been halted for weeks during the coronavirus crisis.
From metropolitan health systems to independent rural hospitals, hospital budgets are taking big financial hits as surgeries and other money making medical procedures are put on hold.
That slowing of coronavirus cases has prompted the state's largest hospital system to reassess staffing and space.
The Ann Arbor-based health system said 2,000 of the masks were distributed to health workers but were found to be unusable, so they are not using any of them. This follows similar mask complaints from Alabama and Oregon.
Dwindling surgeries at McLaren Macomb blamed for layoffs of nurses as the coronavirus impacts the finances of hospital systems around Michigan.
These metro Detroit hospitals, hard hit by a surge of coronavirus patients, are now storing the bodies of the dead in refrigerated trucks.
Fewer COVID-19 patients are entering the Henry Ford and Michigan Medicine health systems and, at Henry Ford, more people are coming off ventilators than are going on.