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COVID surge: Pennsylvania hospital chain runs out of beds

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.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Geisinger allowed employees’ relatives to skip vaccine line

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.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Coronavirus on Smart Talk Tuesday: Right-to-repair medical equipment; Social media during pandemic

Hospitals are sometimes lacking the instructions or tools they need to repair life-saving equipment.

By Scott LaMar

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Midstate hospitals impose restrictions, prepare for increase of COVID-19 cases

Midstate hospitals are postponing some surgeries and putting other restrictions in place as they ramp up efforts to deal with COVID-19.

By Rachel McDevitt

Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies

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.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press