Huntington Hospital Could Begin Performing Elective Surgeries Again Soon

first_img Top of the News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuff Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena has begun preparing to resume some elective surgeries and other procedures, according to Huntington Hospital President and CEO Lori J. Morgan.In a message posted on the hospital’s website, Morgan said staff are “carefully and thoughtfully following guidelines from the American College of Surgeons” to be able to resume elective surgeries that can no longer be delayed, including heart and cancer-related surgeries.The hospital has also expanded its Coronavirus testing capabilities including in-house and outsource lab testing, even with testing supplies still limited, Dr. Morgan said.“We are now providing antibody testing for those who think or know they had COVID-19 and are completely recovered,” she said, advising those who wish to be tested to wait at least 10 days after being symptom-free to test for antibodies.Between March 6 and May 10, the hospital has tested a total of 2,295 patients, with 362 of them testing positive for the coronavirus. Sixty-two COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized at Huntington, according to the hospital’s COVID-19 webpage.The message was published to share what the hospital and its staff have been doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to highlight some of the hospital’s plans even as the pandemic continues to impact the hospital.“I want to assure everyone that Huntington Hospital is well prepared to serve all of you safely through these challenging times,” Morgan wrote.At the start of the outbreak, Huntington Hospital began a campaign to encourage members of the hospital community to help “flatten the curve” by staying home, social distancing and maintaining hygienic practices. The hospital also started donating face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), setting aside critical funding for the purchase of these items that caregivers need to be able to treat patients safely.Morgan also said while the challenge of the pandemic is far from over, the hospital is prepared for a potential surge in the number of COVID-19 patients – with their doctors ready to respond when called upon for additional support, and with adequate supplies of PPE ensured through donations from the community.She also gave credit to their partnership with the City of Pasadena that ensures they are able to respond quickly.“As our world is still learning about immunity, re-infection, and other aspects of the virus, we continue to take steps to preserve PPE and other critical resources,” Morgan said. “The hospital and our caregivers remain vigilant. We continue to maintain the highest standards of infection prevention protocols, including screening everyone before entering the hospital and continuing to limit visitors with very few exceptions.”Morgan also called on the hospital community to not delay any emergency in the midst of the pandemic. The hospital’s Emergency Department remains open and ready to serve anyone experiencing health emergencies, she said.As an integral part of ongoing treatment efforts, Huntington Hospital offers telehealth options with Exer Urgent Care and primary care through Hunting Hospital Physicians (HHP). More information about these services can be found on Huntington Hospitals COVID-19 webpage, www.huntingtonhospital.org/our-services/emergency-trauma/hospital-preparedness-covid-19-information/.The hospital is celebrating Nurses and Hospital Week during the first two weeks of May, and has been receiving an outpouring of notes, comments, photos and videos honoring caregivers. Anyone wishing to send messages for the hospital’s doctors, nurses and support staff can visit www.hh.zovida.com/upload. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Make a comment Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. 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Freak Liverpool winner sparks wild scenes at Anfield

first_imgThe goal came about in the most unlikely of circumstances as the seconds ticked down and Virgil van Dijk mishit a hopeful, desperate shot in the direction of the Everton goal, with the effort ballooning into the air and the defender turning his back in disgust.But goalkeeper Jordan Pickford struggled to judge the flight of the ball as it dropped from the Anfield night sky.The England man panicked, appearing to push the ball upwards before it bounced on top of the bar and into the path of Origi, who had a simple task to head into the open net.Pickford apologised for his blunder but gave a different version of events.“The ball spun and as I tried to flick it over, my hand hit the bar,” he said. “I think it is the Everton luck when we come to Anfield.”For Origi, whose derby appearance in April 2016 saw him suffer a career-threatening ankle injury before he was forced to spend last season on loan with Wolfsburg, it was a particularly sweet goal.“I said it to him, when I went to him on the pitch I had it in my mind. I’ve never forgot it (the injury) since,” said Klopp. “Fouls and harsh tackles happen, but in his case it was so obvious that it was a break in his development.“So it was always in my mind about Div that night (against Everton). And coming on tonight, he can finish that book and from now on everything will be fine again.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Origi’s freak injury-time winning goalLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Divock Origi’s freak injury-time winning goal settled a thrilling Merseyside derby as Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 on Sunday to stay in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City, although the FA may yet have the final word on a tempestuous finale to the game.Jurgen Klopp apologised on TV afterwards for his celebrations after Origi, making his first Premier League appearance since August 2017, scored the decisive 96th-minute goal.The German manager sprinted onto the field, running beyond the centre circle, while numerous coaching staff and substitutes headed towards the Kop to join Liverpool players celebrating with supporters.At the other end of Anfield, Everton supporters threw blue flares onto the field, another incident that will likely bring FA action.And while Klopp claimed he had apologised to opposite number Marco Silva after the game — a claim denied by the Everton man — the FA may take a dim view of the wild scenes.“Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other,” said Klopp. “I told him how much I respect his work.“What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not in my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali (goalkeeper Alisson), I couldn’t stop obviously. Not cool, but it happened.”center_img Silva rejected Klopp’s version of events, however. “He didn’t apologise to me,” he said. “To be honest, I didn’t see so I don’t know what he did and how he did it.“I think he didn’t expect anything (the late goal) so it was a lucky day for him.”– Freak goal –last_img read more

Child shot by his babysitter who was taking selfies with gun

first_imgAccording to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his 19-year-old babysitter when she was taking selfies with a gun.Police say the babysitter was a relative of the child.When she found the gun, she thought it was unloaded, and started taking pictures with it.That’s when the gun went off, hitting the boy in the stomach.The sheriff’s office says he is now in stable condition.The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed yet.last_img