Hospital sets up safer way to reach some patients

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Welcome to house calls in the new age of technology and medicine. Island Hospital’s new telemedicine program allows doctors to hold virtual appointments with patients via webcam. It’s for patients who don’t need immediate, in-person … Read More

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Hospital stays flexible during crisis

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Island Hospital is making strong progress in strengthening care for respiratory ill and COVID-19 patients. Many of the initiatives we’ve implemented couldn’t have been done without the generous support of our community and leadership from … Read More

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Mental health can be affected by pandemic

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COVID-19 has already been tough on some of its victims and the economy, but the impacts, isolation and fears of what might come cause their own damage to people’s mental health.

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Hospitals gear up for ‘uncertain times’

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With cases of COVID-19 predicted to double this week and possibly skyrocket over the next month, hospitals are gearing up for a multifaceted problem: A steep influx of patients, stressed staff with limited resources and … Read More

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Virus affects hospital services

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Island Hospital is temporarily shutting down most elective procedures and appointments and preparing for an increase in respiratory patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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