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A #ShotOfHope at CentraState

By |2021-06-16T15:19:33-04:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , |

After many months of challenges – and perseverance – facing the COVID-19 crisis, CentraState received its first supply of vaccines on December 17, 2020. Our staff, well-prepared for this moment, immediately jumped into action. That same day, the first hospital employees were vaccinated against a disease that has changed [...]

ER Nurse Welcomes Healthy Twins During COVID-19

By |2021-06-15T16:35:36-04:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , , |

When Kristen Connors McEvoy, RN, learned she was having twins last spring, she kept working as the clinical leader in CentraState’s busy Emergency Department. And then the COVID-19 crisis hit. While all healthcare workers were anxious about the virus, her pregnancy brought another level of concern. With the advice [...]

CentraState Physicians Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine

By |2021-03-25T01:56:14-04:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , |

After months of rigorous clinical research studies coordinated by leading scientific experts, a COVID-19 vaccine is now in our near future. Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about the vaccine from chief medical officer James Matera, DO, who led the clinician team response to COVID-19 at CentraState, [...]

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays — As Long As It’s Safe from COVID-19

By |2021-03-25T01:53:01-04:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Remember last holiday season when all you had to worry about was political talk at the table? Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and burnout from all the restrictions, it’s easy to use the holidays as an excuse to turn a blind eye to the rules and pretend for one day that the virus is [...]

Sensational Saxophonist Overcomes COVID-19 with Aggressive Treatment and Faith

By |2021-03-25T01:34:20-04:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

“Screamin’ Steve” Barlotta is a fixture at the Jersey Shore. As the saxophone player for the Sensational Soul Cruisers, he typically performs 200 shows a year. This spring, however, he was struggling to breathe while battling COVID-19. Following a round of antibiotics for strep throat in mid-March, Steve, 57, [...]

COLD vs. FLU vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

By |2020-10-16T08:47:05-04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

With the dropping temperatures and changing leaves signaling the arrival of fall, our community is gearing up for cold and flu season—while taking continued COVID-19 precautions. “Many viruses are present year-round, but seem more prevalent in the colder months for a variety of reasons,” says Philip Angello, MD, board-certified [...]

10 Things to Think About Before Moving a Parent Into Assisted Living During COVID-19

By |2020-12-16T11:44:53-05:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

Deciding whether to move a parent into assisted living is difficult in the best of times—deciding during a pandemic is even more difficult. The seemingly obvious choice is to keep your parent at home or living with family. But home can pose risks for seniors too, especially if they: [...]

Recovering From Home: A Pulmonologist’s Experience with COVID-19

By |2021-04-13T12:48:31-04:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

Physicians, nurses, and other team members on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis experienced a wide range of emotions during the experience, which seemed surreal for many – especially for caregivers who themselves became infected with the virus. With an early cluster of cases at CentraState, physician leaders [...]

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