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Collectively, Connecticut hospitals have been estimated to lose $1.5 billion this year as a result of the coronavirus, while those in New York State are estimated to lose as much as $13.3 billion.
“Be confident, be calm, and be compassionate – ‘the three C’s'," Boughton says. "You want people to know that you are somebody thy can turn to when there’s a crisis facing the community."
Plasma that is not used to immediately treat Nuvance patients will be stored for future usage.
“There should be a sense of humility at the heart of every leader during a time like this," the president and CEO of Nuvance Health says. "We’re made smarter by listening to the people around us."
Gov. Ned Lamont has also signed an executive order further restricting retail operations and requiring firearm transactions to be conducted by appointment only.
The $1 trillion spending proposal from the White House would include $500 billion in direct payments to Americans. Indications are that that bill will be introduced early next week.
The patient is believed to have contracted the coronavirus during a trip to California.
The patient was suffering from a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF), an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein located near the covering of the spinal cord, which affects just one in 200,000 people.
Twenty-six of 29 Connecticut hospitals received penalties, while on a national level, 83% of hospitals evaluated by the program were penalized by an average of 0.7%.
Another Nuvance Health hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, is also a primary clinical research site for NRG Oncology.
The system’s seven hospitals and 2,600 doctors serve an area that encompasses about 1.5 million residents.
"He saved my life," said patient Tony Teixeira of Dr. Robert Gallagher, the only board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon in Connecticut, and one of the only in New England, with advanced expertise in robotic cardiac surgery.
Pronounced “NEW-vance,” the new system will serve 1.5 million residents across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut and consist of more than 2,600 physicians and 12,000 employees. Projected annual revenues of the system are $2.4 billion.
“I do wish that society and our citizenry would recognize that for insurance to really work, all of us have to distribute the risk over a large population that includes healthy people, so that everyone can be covered," says Dr. John Murphy.