Northwell Moves Against Unvaccinated Workers; Protests Continue

On the eve of enforcement of a Covid-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers, a group of people who oppose it protested at the Northport home of  CEO Michael Dowling Sunday night. All healthcare employees in New York State must have received at least one Covid-19 Read More …

As Vaccination Deadline Nears, Hospitals, State Prepare for Staff Shortage

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans Saturday to deal with possible medical staffing issues resulting from the Covid-19 vaccine deadline on Monday. All healthcare workers in New York State must be vaccinated by Monday or face losing their jobs. “We are still in a battle against Read More …

From Undocumented to Heart Surgeon, Dr. Harold Fernandez Shares His Story

The journey of Huntington resident Dr. Harold Fernandez is not just unique but one of triumph through tribulation and struggle in achieving the epitome of the American dream. Yet, his story also encompasses the dreams and aspirations of many others seeking a better life.  Fernandez Read More …

Health Tips for Students Preparing for Finals

School is almost out, but before students hit the finish line, there is one more hurdle: final exams. In a year where many navigated remote learning, preparing for finals can seem particularly challenging. But  Dr. Michael Green, associate medical director of Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, Read More …

Huntington St. Patrick’s Parade Canceled

The 87th St. Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for March 14 has been canceled because of continuing concerns about Covid-19. The Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians said that the parade and celebration of healthcare workers that had been scheduled for March 14 would be moved to Read More …

Northwell Expert Talks About Covid-19 and Organ Transplants

As more New York residents become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, even as it continues to be in short supply, we asked Northwell Health about organ transplant patients. Dr. Lew Teperman, director of organ transplantation at Northwell, had recorded this podcast about how recipients can Read More …

Joining a Waitlist Means Waiting to Hear More About Vaccine

Wait. When is a waitlist not a waitlist? When it’s a communications list. Dr. Matthew Harris, a Northwell pediatrician and emergency medicine specialist, said Tuesday that people who were put on a waitlist when they tried to schedule a Covid-19 vaccine weren’t reserving a place Read More …

Cuomo Wants Hospitals to Pick Up the Pace of Covid-19 Vaccinations

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned hospitals  Monday to pick up the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations, adding that New York State will provide workers to help administer the vaccinations in nursing homes. He ran through a list of hospital vaccination rates, naming those with lower rates, Read More …

Covid-19 Death Toll Rises in New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that 89,000 New Yorkers have received the first COVID-19 vaccine so far, with  22,000 New Yorkers receiving the first dose in 90 nursing home facilities as part of a federal-private partnership program. He also reported that another 164 New Yorkers Read More …

State Expects 346,000 Moderna Doses for Covid-19 Next Week

New York State is expected to receive 336,000 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine next week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, after the FDA authorized its use. A state panel approved the vaccine earlier in the day, pending the FDA action. Cuomo said 19,000 New Read More …

Northwell to Lead LI Covid-19 Vaccination Effort

Regional centers will administer the Covid-19 vaccination program, with Northwell Health taking the lead on Long Island. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that Phase 2 of the program will begin early next year. Cuomo also announced that the state has launched the Vaccinate New Read More …