1,000 U.S. Hospitals Are ‘Critically’ Short On Staff — And More Expect To Be Soon

A health care worker treats a COVID-19 patient at the ICU at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Twenty-two percent of hospitals in Texas reported critical staffing shortages this week in new federal data. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Go Nakamura/Getty Images …

U.S. Hospitals Targeted In Rising Wave Of Ransomware Attacks, Federal Agencies Say

U.S. federal agencies sent an alert Wednesday night that there is “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat” to hospitals and healthcare providers. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images U.S. federal agencies sent an alert …

Rural Hospitals Brace For Coronavirus

In Grangeville, Idaho, population 3,000, Syringa Hospital has just 15 beds, an emergency room and a clinic. As is common in rural medicine, the chief medical officer, Dr. Matthew Told, is also a family practice OB and, on a recent evening, the on-call ER doc. …

U.S. Hospitals Unprepared For A Quickly Spreading Coronavirus

If the coronavirus spreads more widely, can U.S. hospitals handle such a surge in illness? Probably not — meaning public health officials would have to accurately identify who is most severely ill. SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST: U.S. officials say they’re making about a thousand beds available …