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One by One: Vaccinating the Locals

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Vaccines in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, and Washoe counties have been administered to nearly 100,000 residents. A gap between supply and demand slows the process while insight from vaccinated locals shows enthusiasm for the rollout.

Local COVID-19 Vaccinations, ICU Availability, and Improving Testing Capacity

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Vaccinations are on their way to North Tahoe and testing capacity is improving, but positive COVID-19 cases are higher than ever before.

COVID-19 is the Many-Faced God

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On the ground with the novel coronavirus: How the disease has devastated local human bodies, changed hospitals from the inside out, and led to vastly different opinions about how we will ultimately conquer it.

News Briefs | December 10, 2020 – January 13, 2021

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Shift in Laulima redevelopment focus; hospital receives distinctions; helping our hardest-hit neighbors; more.

Dementia, Continued

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Episode 77 | September 29, 2020

A federal agency has stepped in to address the Tahoe Forest Hospital extended care facility’s violation of policies regarding a patient who’s been living in the ER since April.

‘Dementia Discharge’ — Where’s the Compassion?

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Following our recent article Dementia Discharge, editor Juliana Demarest wants to reassure readers that while there is seemingly a lack of compassion at the top administrative level, it abounds among the extended care employees.

August 18, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Illegal dementia discharge

Current litigation against the Tahoe Forest Health System for refusing to readmit a patient with dementia points to a national trend of patient dumping, as well as other protocol disobedience. The situation has resulted in a couple that's been married for 55 being physically separated for four months.

Dementia Discharge

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Multiple state agencies and a court have ruled against the Tahoe Forest Hospital’s refusal to readmit patient Bill Borden. The hospital is being fined each day until Borden returns to the long-term care facility.

July 18-19, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Dead Man Walking

By all accounts, Mark Redpath should not be here right now. By all accounts, he should have died. As the one and only Tahoe Forest Hospital patient to have been on a ventilator — fighting for his life under the grip of COVID-19 — he wants you to know this thing is real, the biggest misconception out there being that it’s “just a cold.” Reporting and broadcasting by Juliana Demarest.

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