Nurses needed: Beaumont offering signing bonus amid staff shortage
Visit any floor in any hospital, and most of them are going to look like controlled chaos, a constant hustle and bustle of staff and patients.And those keeping that chaos under control are the nurses -- but they’re in low supply these days.
Beaumont nurse recalls ‘horrors’ of working through COVID-19 pandemic
“It was like a horror, it was like in the movies. It was devastating. You wanted to help but you couldn’t help. It was just out of control and it came from nowhere,” said Nurse Green when reminiscing about the early days of the coronavirus.
Nurse arrested for trying to steal doses of COVID vaccine from TCF Center, police say
DETROIT – Police said that a nurse has been arrested for trying to steal doses of the coronavirus vaccine from the TCF Center in Detroit. UPDATE: Livonia woman charged with trying to steal COVID vaccines while working as nurseAnother nurse witnessed the attempted theft and reported it immediately, police said. The nurse accused of the attempted theft was working for a contractor and had been hired to give the vaccine to Detroit residents. The nurse is accused of taking two syringes of the Pfizer vaccine and putting them in her pocket. Detroit Chief Operating Officer Hakim Berry said that the vaccine is carefully guarded.
Nurse fired after sharing video from inside DMC Sinai Grace Hospital still helping fight COVID pandemic
DETROIT – It was almost exactly a year ago when a wave of COVID patients was starting to overwhelm hospitals. A Metro Detroit nurse took a video inside Sinai Grace Hospital and spoke about the need for more supplies. The hospital said that the cellphone video violated hospital policy and Barkai was fired. Detroit and Sinai Grace got hit by a wave of COVID-19 patients to the point the hospital was running out of space for those who were dying. Barkai is still involved in litigation with the company that owns Sinai Grace.
Local nurse invited by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Super Bowl recounts her experience
“I was in the second row. I was literally in the second row. I was literally in the second row,” she said. The NFL thanked us for doing our job, it’s what we do...So we’re being thanked for doing what we love. That was super special, and you know the flyover to hear that.
Dearborn nurse loses father to COVID-19 at same hospital
DEARBORN – Hamid Alkhalili is a nurse at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn and has seen the devastation from the coronavirus pandemic up close -- but it did little to prepare him for when his father tested positive for the virus and became a patient. PREVIOUS: Dearborn nurse documents father’s battle with COVID-19 at same hospital“Our family as a whole, we feel broken about it,” Alkhalili said. “But this has brought us together.”Alkhalili and his brother, Abdallah, had been pulling for their father, Issa, every step of the way as he fought against COVID-19. Due to COVID precautions, Alkhalili had to witness his father’s illness through a small window on the hospital room door. He went through almost a month in the hospital, and he was a strong one, not us,” Alkhalili said.
Dearborn nurse documents father’s battle with COVID-19 at same hospital
DEARBORN – A 63-year-old man has been at the Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn for more than a week battling COVID-19. It has been extremely hard on his family, especially his son who works as a nurse at the same hospital. “First it started off with chills, body fatigue and it just kind of attacked his lungs,” said registered nurse Hamid Alkhalili. “I’m a nurse at the hospital, but unfortunately the hospital at this time has a no-visitor policy. Alkhalili also wanted to shed light on all of the frontline workers at hospitals taking care of others.
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A portrait of Jose Valencia, a male nurse who died from symptoms related to COVID-19, placed on a Day of the Dead altar made by his daughter at their home in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. The weekend holiday isn't the same in a year so marked by death in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19, many cremated rather than buried and with cemeteries forced to close. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Detroit nurse who survived severe COVID-19 symptoms describes hectic early stages of pandemic
DETROIT A Detroit nurse who almost died from severe coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms shared her story about the hectic early days of the pandemic and how she went from hero to patient and back. One day we went to work and the hallways were cleared. Were taking care of regular patients, and then the next week, it was just everything in the hallways. We were all just trying to figure it out.Morris is a nurse at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. I couldnt leave this world, leave him alone.Its been more than five months and Morris has survived her scare.
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Detroit Lions cheerleader works as nurse during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
DETROIT A cheerleader with the Detroit Lions spends her days away from Ford Field working as a nurse, and she has been on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Local 4 caught up with MacKenzie to talk about what its been like caring for others during the pandemic. As a Lions cheerleader, MacKenzie said she sees herself as an ambassador to the Detroit community. We are in the process of virtual auditions, MacKenzie said. Thankfully they are allowed one person, MacKenzie said.
Traveling nurse talks emotional, psychological stress of COVID-19
June 3, 2020 update: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 58,035; Death toll now at 5,570I feel sometimes like I have no outlet out here, no decompression, no stress relief, she said. The stress is overwhelming and normally nurses can band together, but in the middle of a pandemic, Grotegut said it is hard to do. It's not just traveling nurses who feel the toll of isolation and exhaustion. The group has also hosted several seminars on how healthcare workers can manage stress and anxiety. Healthcare workers often work long days full of ups and downs.
Top NASCAR drivers to honor two Henry Ford nurses during Cup Series race
Two Henry Ford Health nurses will be publicly honored at the upcoming NASCAR race amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Symons, from Livonia, is an ICU nurse at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Her name will be displayed just above the drivers door handle of NASCAR driver and Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowskis car. Palmer, from Walled Lake, is an emergency department nurse at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. MORE: NASCAR picks up at tricky Darlington after 10-week hiatusNASCARs upcoming racing schedule can be found here.
Cleveland Clinic sends 13 nurses to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit
The Cleveland Clinic has sent 13 nurses to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit for COVID-19 response assistance and relief. They will spend up to four weeks at various Henry Ford Hospital locations treating COVID-19 patients, according to the Cleveland Clinic. This video shows their sendoff:On Wednesday, Henry Ford Health System announced that it would be laying off about 2,800 workers temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic, while executives will donate a percentage of their salary to help workers. According to officials, the health system lost $43 million in operating income in March, and that loss is expected to be even greater in April. Officials cite the postponement and cancellation of services and procedures, temporary site closures, and an increased need for resources to care for COVID-19 patients, including personal protective equipment for team members as reasons for the losses.