Officials say the jump could be — but is not necessarily — Thanksgiving related. Other factors are reporting errors and testing changes.
Officials touted the reboot as a major step in recovery, but said it would take “several weeks” to get all systems back to normal.
As many as 10% of Covid patients face long-term health impacts from the virus. UVM researchers are tracking 80 survivors over an 18-month period to help understand the disease.
The operating rooms will close on Nov. 17. After investigations failed to show a clear cause, the hospital is considering buying or building a new facility.
The hospital had reduced its census to 340 patients, roughly 100 fewer than it would normally have. Surgeons were performing about half the procedures they’d typically do.
The furloughs, which will last until the system is back up and running, come as the medical center’s staff seek to restore the hospital’s downed programs.
The 10-member unit will help analyze and clean thousands of affected devices at the hospital, as part of their first Vermont mission.
Patients were moved to UVM Medical Center after staff experienced dizziness and nausea, following multiple investigations into the cause of similar health issues.
The state’s largest hospital charges private insurers an average of 358% more than what Medicare pays.
Network CEO John Brumsted sent a withering letter to the Green Mountain Care Board Wednesday, asking for more money, and saying the board’s decisions jeopardized patient care.
Hospitals rate increase requests to the Green Mountain Care Board range from 2.1% by Northern Vermont Regional Hospital to 20% by Northwestern Medical Center.
Nine hundred doctors will not accrue vacation time and retirement contributions for three months, and 519 UVM Medical Center workers are furloughed or have reduced hours.
An ER doctor who was arrested last month for allegedly planting a camera in a staff bathroom is now facing federal child pornography charges.
Midwives are seeing a sharp uptick in interest for home births as some soon-to-be moms seek to avoid going to the hospital.