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Each weekday, Minnesota Hospital Association members receive In the News, a compilation of health care-related media stories from state and national media such as Minnesota Public Radio and the New York Times. In the News is a way to keep members informed of what’s being reported related to health care, both positive and negative. Inclusion of an article does not indicate support for or opposition to an issue by MHA. 

If you would like to receive the In the News daily email, contact Sarah Bohnet, MHA visual communications specialist/division assistant, 651-603-3494.

In the News

Nov. 24, 2020

WCCO
No More ‘Minnesota Nice’: New COVID Ad Campaign Aims To Get In Your Face
Minnesota’s major hospitals and healthcare systems are stepping up their urgency ahead of Thanksgiving this week with a messaging campaign that declares “There’s no more time to be ‘Minnesota Nice.'” The campaign is
11/24/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
38 COVID-19 deaths, 6,423 new infections reported in Minnesota
Daily COVID-19 case numbers have leveled off in recent days — with the Minnesota Department of Health reporting another 6,423 infections on Tuesday along with 38 deaths — but state health officials said it is too
11/24/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minnesota's new COVID-19 tracking app will anonymously notify contacts
A new Bluetooth-enabled mobile app will give Minnesotans with COVID-19 the ability to anonymously notify close contacts who they might have exposed to the infectious disease. Gov. Tim Walz unveiled COVIDaware
11/24/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thanksgiving could make or break U.S. coronavirus response
In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. “No one is going to tell me what I can
11/24/2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
Hospitals, Insurers Launch Urgent Ad Campaign to Fight COVID-19
Ahead of the holiday season, Minnesota’s major hospital systems and health insurers on Monday unveiled a new ad campaign urgently asking residents to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. Created by
11/24/2020

Minnesota Public Radio
COVID-19 awareness campaign targets northern Minnesota county
When Minnesota first imposed statewide pandemic restrictions last spring, in Roseau County, the responses ranged from indifference to anger. "You know, ‘One Minnesota,’ we used to cringe at that, because we were not
11/24/2020

Minnesota Public Radio
COVID-19 in MN: Walz outlines aid plan for businesses, workers hurt by curbs
Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday unveiled the basics of his plan to provide financial help for restaurant and bar owners and workers hurt by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The proposal includes: Direct aid to affected
11/24/2020

St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gov. Walz wants special session for coronavirus relief over latest restrictions
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he plans to call a special legislative session to pass a relief package to help small businesses cope with the impacts of his moves last week to tighten restrictions to slow the spread of the
11/24/2020

CNBC
‘Unprecedented’ Covid spread puts health-care workers at risk, says Minnesota hospital CEO
The sharp uptick in coronavirus cases across the Midwest is increasing health-care workers’ risk of getting infected, jeopardizing staffing levels needed to care for other Covid-19 patients, according to the CEO of a
11/23/2020

CNN
Doctor cries as she describes "heartbreaking" experience of patients dying from Covid-19
A Minnesota doctor summed up her experience treating Covid-19 patients this week in one word: "heartbreaking." Dr. Shirlee Xie, a physician at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, described caring for several
11/23/2020

Duluth News Tribune
Our View: Heed the plead this Thanksgiving
The latest direction — OK, pleading — from health experts, top elected officials, and others has been clear and overwhelming. And “heartrending,” as the presidents of St. Luke’s and Essentia Health in Duluth wrote in an op-
11/23/2020

Kaiser Health News
For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is ‘Paralyzing’
For Christina Nester, the pandemic lull in Massachusetts lasted about three months through summer into early fall. In late June, St. Vincent Hospital had resumed elective surgeries, and the unit the 48-year-old nurse works
11/23/2020

Kaiser Health News
Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That’ll Be $8,000 a Week
DENVER — In March, Claire Tripeny was watching her dream job fall apart. She’d been working as an intensive care nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, and loved it, despite the mediocre pay typical for the
11/23/2020

Minnesota Public Radio
A revamped Strategic National Stockpile still can't match the pandemic's latest surge
The Strategic National Stockpile, which the U.S. has traditionally depended on for emergencies, still lacks critical supplies, nine months into one of the worst public health care crises this country has ever seen, an NPR
11/23/2020