LISTEN: Hospitals are filling up thanks to COVID-19

A mostly empty hospital hallway
A nearly empty critical care unit at Bartlett Hospital on April 7, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. on (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

Alaska hospitals are in crisis. The state is setting new records for COVID case numbers and hospitalizations, overwhelming medical facilities and forcing providers to make difficult decisions about who gets an ICU bed and who has to wait. What needs to happen to bring things back to a manageable level?

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

Jared Kosin, President & CEO, Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association

Dr. Ellen Hodges, Chief of Staff, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Dr. Kristen Solana Walkinshaw, Chief of Staff, Providence Alaska Medical Center

LINKS & RESOURCES:

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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