In October, a mysterious illness swept through the hospital, killing dozens of children and leaving many without a bed.
As a result, the children’s department is closed for a few weeks.
But the hospital is a magnet for children who need help and a place for people who are sick and in need.
“We’ve been really fortunate that the people who care for us have been here and we’ve been able to put in place the right resources to care for the kids,” says Dr. Jennifer Regan, the hospital’s director of pediatric and family medicine.
Regan has seen the situation evolve.
She and her team of six staff members have been treating patients for pneumonia, diarrhea, and bronchitis for years.
“As we have seen the numbers grow, we’ve really had to be vigilant and take steps to make sure we have enough staff to do everything we need to do,” Regan says.
Reaves, who started her pediatric practice in 2005, says that in recent years, the number of pediatric deaths has more than doubled, which has made her work a lot harder.
For example, she’s had to find other ways to care, like expanding the number and types of cases that can be treated.
As she puts it, “The more patients we treat, the more we can save lives.”
While the hospital has seen more patients die, it’s still not enough to help all the patients it has, says Drs.
Michelle Pecora and Emily Wiebe, who are in charge of pediatric emergency medicine and are both on leave.
As of late November, the city had received more than 1,600 cases of pneumonia and about 3,600 bronchospasm cases.
Pecoras and Wiebes say that they’ve found that the most common cause of pneumonia is over-exposure to water or other toxins in the air.
They’ve also seen more cases of bronchial pneumonia, which is a much more severe form of pneumonia.
“I’m so glad that we have the capacity here,” Pecorica says.
“The best thing that we can do is really put ourselves in the right place to make a difference.”
Regan adds that the hospital had to close for a week in October because of an influx of patients.
The hospital’s staff and staff at other pediatric clinics in the area are also on leave for their own reasons.
But because they are working so hard, it seems like they are being spared the stress and suffering that some pediatric hospitals can’t cope with, Regan is optimistic.
“When you have a hospital that is so overwhelmed and overwhelmed, it can make you feel like you’re going to die,” she says.
The kids are coming back, but they’re not getting the care that they need.
The health care system has to make better choices about the quality of care that it offers the children.
“There is a lot of anxiety about, ‘What will I do with the kids?'”
“But at the end of the day, you don’t really know what is going to happen until you actually see the kids in the hospital.”