Coronavirus

Information and news relating to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Providence to end pre-admission COVID testing for asymptomatic patients, Jan. 31

    Providence to end pre-admission COVID testing for asymptomatic patients, Jan. 31

    On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Providence Oregon will stop requiring pre-admission COVID testing of most asymptomatic hospital patients. See the details and a review of recent studies supporting the change.

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  • New research evaluates the safety of transplants from organ donors that tested positive for SARS-CoV-2

    New research evaluates the safety of transplants from organ donors that tested positive for SARS-CoV-2

    Evidence outlined in a new research publication co-authored by Dr. Jason Goldman of Providence Swedish could help respond to the shortage of donated organs during COVID-19.

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  • RSV, Flu & COVID. What you need to know

    RSV, Flu & COVID. What you need to know

    Learn to identify the differences between RSV, influenza, and COVID-19, and when to treat at home or get medical help.

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  • Providence Saint John’s Leads Clinical Trial Using Novel Cell Therapy to Treat COVID-19 Patients

    Providence Saint John’s Leads Clinical Trial Using Novel Cell Therapy to Treat COVID-19 Patients

    Initial results, safety data from clinical trial shared during international medical conference

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  • Long COVID: What is it and how long will it last?

    Long COVID: What is it and how long will it last?

    A recent Hear Me Now podcast examines research about long COVID and what the evidence shows.

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  • Providence telehealth highlighted on House floor as House passes two-year telehealth extension

    Providence telehealth highlighted on House floor as House passes two-year telehealth extension

    Providence was recognized by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA) for our commitment to scaling telehealth services throughout the pandemic and providing services to millions of patients.

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  • Addressing Digital Health Literacy Issues Within Vulnerable Populations

    Addressing Digital Health Literacy Issues Within Vulnerable Populations

    Sherene Schlegel, Executive Director of Telehealth Clinical Operations spoke at a mHealth Intelligence panel on digital health literacy, in particular, among underserved populations.

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  • Telehealth 2.0: How Providence is taking its platform to the next level

    Telehealth 2.0: How Providence is taking its platform to the next level

    Todd Czartoski, MD joined the Becker's "Digital Health + Health IT" podcast to talk about where the health system's virtual care program is headed.

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  • Leveraging Telehospitalists in the Age of COVID-19

    Leveraging Telehospitalists in the Age of COVID-19

    Providence expanded its telehospitalist program to include cross-cover capabilities and daytime coverage at smaller facilities, helping them manage COVID-19-related volume surges during the pandemic.

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  • Top 2021 research shows how small steps can help you protect your heart

    Top 2021 research shows how small steps can help you protect your heart

    New research reveals how starting small can improve cardiovascular wellbeing. A Providence cardiologist weighs in on the findings.

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  • 5 tips for managing anxiety as mask mandates end

    5 tips for managing anxiety as mask mandates end

    The end of mask mandates may have you feeling anxious. Here are five ways you can help ease anxiety about the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions.

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  • Protecting your mental health from global stresses

    Protecting your mental health from global stresses

    Providence Chief Executive of Behavior Health Robin Henderson shares how to protect your mental health in the face of global problems.

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  • Providence researchers assess changes in COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness over time

    Providence researchers assess changes in COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness over time

    Learn how a team of Providence researchers analyzed how the protection from various COVID-19 vaccines decline over time

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  • Immunizations can protect you at every stage of life

    Immunizations can protect you at every stage of life

    Vaccines teach your immune system to defend your body against infectious diseases. Are you and your family caught up on your shots?

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  • Pandemic-prompted surge in telehealth is here to stay, doctors predict

    Pandemic-prompted surge in telehealth is here to stay, doctors predict

    The pandemic has been a catalyst for an explosion in telehealth and physicians who oversee virtual care at three Catholic health systems say the platform has proven its value across specialties.

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  • Is it safe to unmask? See new guidance from the CDC

    Is it safe to unmask? See new guidance from the CDC

    New mask guidance offers flexibility for communities with different transmission levels.

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  • Does it matter what type of face mask you use?

    Does it matter what type of face mask you use?

    Estimates show about 60% of N95 respirator masks are fake. Learn how to identify real ones from a Providence expert.

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  • Providence pivots to better support caregivers

    Providence pivots to better support caregivers

    Providence dedicates providers and an urgent care location in Northern California to support caregivers during the Omicron surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A Prayer of Rememberance

    A Prayer of Rememberance

    Commemorating the second anniversary of receiving the first known U.S. COVID-19 patient.

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  • COVID Community Update

    COVID Community Update

    Providence Northwest Washington responds to Omicron variant spreading in our community.

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