Health

Saint Vincent Hospital In Worcester Reopening Behavioral Health Beds

By Kendrick Jones – Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester has confirmed that they are reopening 12 inpatient behavioral health beds. The hospital closed the beds in August they say because of “Staffing challenges presented by the longstanding nurses strike.” The Chief Executive Officer for the hospital, Carolyn Jackson on Monday said, “We have been eager […]

After 248 Days On Strike, Nurses At Worcester Hospital Returning To Work

By Tiffany Williams After 284 days, the nations longest nursing strike in the nations history is over. Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester announced early Friday night that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA). The hospital says that once the agreement is ratified, the hospital will restore striking nurses to […]

COVID-19 Cases On The Rise In Connecticut As Second Omicron Case Detected

By Tiffany Williams – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont down plays COVID-19 as a germ, saying “You can just see that this germ is like a heat-seeking missile, really going right at the unvaccinated. The Governor’s comment comes just after the second case of the COVID-19 omicron variant involves a fully vaccinated man in his 20s […]

City Of Worcester To Begin Offering Pfizer COVID-19 Booster

By Travis Boyer –  Tuesday afternoon, the city of Worcester announced that the Pfizer COVID-19 Booster will be administered by the City of Worcester’s Department of Health of Human Services at its mobile vaccination clinics. In a statement the city of Worcester says, “The booster, a safe and effective way to reduce the risk of […]

As COVID Positive Cases Increase, Governor Baker Not Mandating Masks

By Linda Hilson – As of Monday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,996 new confirmed COVID cases and six additional deaths in the Commonwealth. Health officials also said there were 117,351 total new tests reported, 402 people currently are hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness with 82 patients currently in intensive care. With the […]