Dr. Tom Balcezak

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Covid Update: Tremendous Drop in Numbers, Myocarditis in a ‘Tiny Fraction’ of Young Men; Zero New Cases in Greenwich Schools

As of Tuesday there was just one Covid-19 patient at Greenwich Hospital. Superintendent Dr. Jones said it was the fourth week in the row that the number of active cases in Greenwich Schools was zero. Continue Reading →

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Covid-19 Vaccinations in CT: Fighting Misinformation, Scheduling an Appointment, Anticipating Herd Immunity

During a press conference on Wednesday, the CEO of Yale New Haven Health System, Marna Borgstrom, said the high mark for Covid-19 hospitalizations was four months ago during the second wave of Covid-19. On December 8, 2020 the system had 447 Covid-positive patients. As of Wednesday, the system was down to 165 patients, with 44 in ICU and fewer than half of them on ventilators. That breaks down as 97 at Yale New Haven Hospital, 43 at Bridgeport, 11 at L+M, 11 at Greenwich Hospital, 2 at Westerly. Nearly 10,000 people have been discharged after being admitted with Covid-19. Continue Reading →

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Yale New Haven Health System Update: Covid-19 Vaccinations Rolling Smoothly; Outreach to People of Color; Dispelling Myths

“”The pharma companies say they are manufacturing a lot of this, and for reasons that are hard to track, we’re not sure where is it and why aren’t we getting more.” – Marna Borgstrom, CEO, Yale New Haven Health System Continue Reading →

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Lamont Allows Pharmacies to Offer Covid-19 Testing; Key to Reopening CT

“I think we’ve come through our first peak,” said Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale New Haven Health. “Whether we see a continued diminution of Covid cases and can resume more normal operations is going to depend ultimately on a vaccination and more available and reliable testing with fast turnaround.” Continue Reading →

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60 Greenwich Hospital Staff Positive for Coronavirus, Staffing Expanded, J House Contracted for Accommodations

“The community has been so supportive of our staff throughout this crisis. On a daily basis we are getting food through charitable donations, residents and restaurants to take the burden off trying to eat, for staff.” – Norman Roth, CEO, Greenwich Hospital Continue Reading →

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COVID-19 Update: Positive Tests Tick Up, Greenwich Hospital Dipping into 95 “Over-Capacity Beds”

“We are now just going to our in-house ‘over capacity beds,’ which are beds and locations within the hospital that are not in the traditional bed count, but can be easily taken care of in a safe manner in the hospital campus. I have 95 of those beds available and we have just started admitting into those new units.” – Diane Kelly, Greenwich Hospital Continue Reading →

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