Geisinger is running at 110% capacity across its nine hospitals in central and northeastern Pennsylvania — overrun with largely unvaccinated COVID-19 patients who represent a quarter to well over half of all admissions.
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Unvaccinated employees didn’t want to get tested twice a week for the coronavirus.
The issues occurred between 2012 and 2017.
Geisinger, which has 24,000 employees spread across central and northeastern Pennsylvania, held employee vaccination clinics and allowed each worker to bring two family members eligible for vaccination.
Hospitals are sometimes lacking the instructions or tools they need to repair life-saving equipment.
Midstate hospitals are postponing some surgeries and putting other restrictions in place as they ramp up efforts to deal with COVID-19.
The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection that had already killed two other premature babies.