The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted to approve $20
million in funding to keep Daly City’s Seton Medical Center open
amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The board voted 4-1 Tuesday, to allocate $5 million annually over
the next four years to keep the hospital open and avoid creating
a health care desert. Verity Health Systems, the hospital’s
owner, filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and had been planning to
shutter the hospital as soon as this week.
Stanford Health Care has developed a new test for the COVID-19
disease and is now using it to verify suspected cases of the
illness at its hospitals.
The announcement of the new test comes as Stanford University
disclosed on Thursday that it is treating a “few”
patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The test is being used for patients at Stanford Hospital and
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford who are suspected of
being infected with the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2, which
causes COVID-19. (paloaltoonline.com)
Starting in February, Stanford Hospital will offer a special
forensic exam and counseling for sexual assault survivors.
The number of sexual assaults reported in Santa Clara County is
up nearly 60% compared to just three years ago. Despite the
drastic rise, there is currently only one location in the entire
county where victims can receive a forensic exam by specifically
trained nurses. (NBCBayArea.com)
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