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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio

Northwest Newsradio

02:21 min | 2 months ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio

"A little bit milder, it should be a nice finish as we head into Friday afternoon. In the coming four weather center, I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. Cloudy skies currently 46 in downtown Seattle. There's a nursing crisis in Washington and overflow crowd packed a Senate committee hearing in Olympia today. Over hospital staffing shortages and nurse patient ratios. Nurse Kelly Johnson told the committee the consequences can be deadly. Two months ago, we had our first patient go into cardiac arrest in our lobby. It did not survive. And I want to be clear that this should have never happened. House Bill 52 36 would create nurse patient ratios provide better enforcement of meal and rest breaks and stop mandatory overtime policies. Lisa Thatcher is with the Washington state hospital association. Mandatory nurse patient ratios during a nationwide nursing shortage will cause more hospital services to close because hospitals will not be able to find the nurses or whether the fines to serve all patients who walk through the doors. No numbers yet in Washington but in California the standard ratio in most hospitals is one nurse for every four patients. State lawmakers are hoping to make it easier to prosecute sexual assault cases. Democratic representative Tina or wall of Kent has introduced House Bill ten 28, which would allocate additional resources to clear the backlog of untested rape kits and offer counseling services to victims. Give the tools to the rest of the system to be able to investigate and to prosecute these cases. Additionally, the bill would create a statewide prosecutor focused solely on sex crimes, representative Gina moss broker, the only Republican to speak on the bill during its first hearing last week had praised for representative or walls efforts. Microsoft appears poised to cut more jobs in Seattle times as reporting that the cuts are expected to come in a number of engineering divisions starting tomorrow and is going to be larger than the cuts at Microsoft in the last year. The tech company laid off less than 1% of its workforce in October and July, Sky News has recently reported the company plans to cut thousands of jobs. Senator patty Murray says she's confident lawmakers will reach an agreement on the debt ceiling before it's too late, more from northwest news radio's jeopardy. The Washington Democrat says this has become a familiar refrain from Republicans. This is not new. We hear it every time. But some of the GOP want to tie raising the debt ceiling to other items, such as budget cuts, speaker Kevin McCarthy. If you had the child and

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:39 min | 8 months ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"I'm Kelly blier and here's what's happening. Washington's hospitals are spending more money than they're bringing in Ryan Harris tells us they're worried they'll have to cut back on care. Hospitals operating revenue was up by 5% in first quarter 2022 compared to 2021, but a Washington state hospital association survey shows expenses were up by 11%. You've heard association director Cassie sauer talk about the high number of patients ready for discharge with no long-term care beds for them. But that's also a big expense after their Medicaid payments are cut off. We have nurses checking on them, bringing their stuff getting meals, they might be getting medications, linen changes. There's a lot of costs, but very little to no payment once they're acute care need has been satisfied. Medicaid rates that haven't changed in two decades is another factor among many that puts hospitals in the red and worried they'll have to cut services or shut their doors, so they plan to ask state lawmakers for a lot of help in the upcoming session because they say the current picture is unsustainable. Ryan Harris, northwest news radio. The state healthcare authority says it's true Medicaid rates have remained steady for many years, but that the fee schedule is considered the floor, and HCA statements as there are other payment enhancements, including Medicaid managed care negotiated rates, a true cost of care reimbursement for some hospitals, and the hospital safety net for Medicaid patients, the legislature would have to approve any rate changes. If it can happen to president Joe Biden, it can happen to you. So says you dub medicine's Doctor John lynch after learning the president has tested positive for COVID-19. And not only does it impact you, but when you get COVID-19, the risk for perpetuating infections

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Visit mad dot org Our next couple of traffic is 7 14 And Kristen Clark with your como forecast from the 1530 mortgage dot com weather center Traveling over the cascades could be a bit slow going at times during the overnight hours as ongoing snow showers continue through the cascade passes Christmas Eve expecting scattered showers that could be in the form of a rain snow mix by Friday night as we welcomed Santa into town it is welcome county and Bellingham that have the best chance of waking up to a white Christmas Saturday morning and eventually the puget sound low lands We'll start to see snow showers develop throughout the day on Christmas Day continuing into Sunday when we could pick up on one to four inches of accumulation by the end of the holiday weekend And the couple for weather center and meteorologist Kristen Clark Right now it's Seattle 40° Stay connected stay informed the news you need now on como news 1000 FM 97 7 Common news times 7 O 6 art Sanders top local stories from the como 24/7 news center Our state's hospital leaders say there is not much room to take on an increased number of COVID patients almost Ryan Harris has the latest The statewide numbers 10% of ICU beds and 8% of acute care beds on occupied make it look like there's a little wiggle room but members of the Washington state hospital association say some with more beds for high level care are already operating at 120% of capacity The association's VP of Riley says Washington is unique in its coordination to keep any one hospital from being overwhelmed But she says they are worried about a state crisis standards of care declaration We will if we need to go there do everything we can to make sure that the hospitals and health systems are prepared for a situation where we may be making decisions about who gets a scarce resource like an ICU bed or a ventilator Riley says lack of long-term care beds still has too many people taking hospital beds they don't need And while she says the state has stepped up its help they're pressing for even more Ryan Harris come on is the lightning speed with which the COVID omicron variant is spreading big concern for one local health expert at UW medicine doctor Ali Mark dad is again critical of his former colleagues at the CDC when it comes to the messages they send them they put out something that may or would increase I mean it will There is no mail about it It will increase the infections and the United States We have three 7 13% 20% in four days I mean it's going fast everywhere in the United States Lock that says when you add that to how tired people are after nearly two years in the pandemic in the complacency that can come with that it can be a dangerous recipe doctor mock that also hopes you'll remember that even if you're vaccinated and boosted crowded malls or big holiday gatherings are still a risk because you can get.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:31 min | 1 year ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Patients continues to decline but it's a slow decline Como's Ryan Harris joining us live with more Ryan Well Lisa despite the overall drop in COVID patient numbers the number of those in ICUs and on ventilators especially is steady The number on ventilators is about 185 Washington state hospital association chief Cassie sour says it's not the same 185 people Some have recovered but unfortunately she reminds us most who reach the point that they're on ventilators die from COVID She also says we're still seeing ten to 15 deaths a day which she says is significant but that folks in Washington hospitals kind of feel like people because whether it's a pandemic fatigue or another reason are taking sort of a nonchalant attitude about it because we've just been hammered with these numbers every single day and she says for example if we had a car that had a mechanical failure that was killing ten to 15 people a day just in Washington state more people in the public would be upset about it So the hope is that people will again start to take these numbers more seriously Meanwhile it'll be a while before we have final numbers You'll remember the hospital association surveyed all of its members to find out the percentage of those workers who were vaccinated or had exemptions at last check it was 88% fully vaccinated and the final 12% was a mix of exemptions people who hadn't turned in their proof yet or those who were choosing not to be vaccinated they plan to re survey again in the next couple of weeks Meanwhile a small percentage of our state hospital workers are ready to go many who were denied exemptions then eventually chose to get the shots reporting live Ryan Harris come on Thank you Ryan our common news time 6 O 8 and with IT issues here in challenges at como news a wheel along with como TV for sharing to make sure that you've got all the information you need Let's join in with Molly Shen and Eric Johnson along with Ron dots are talking about as a political consultant How many people are or are not getting vaccinated here in the city I think there's more than enough cover The public is really very strong on this issue Even 62% it's hard to get 62% on anything Today in America when you get 60% agreement that's still a pretty strong number So the politicians that have staked out the claim we're gonna require mandates for vaccination in our area are in good.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"The hospital ABC's will car and Santee a Maryland couple will be in federal court tomorrow to face charges of violating the atomic energy act Jonathan and Diana tabby allegedly tried to sell restrictive data regarding navy subs to a foreign country instead they were set up by the FBI This navy is long held a technological edge in nuclear reactor technology If any of the U.S.'s adversaries were to get a hold of this it would mean that they would catch up quickly to the U.S. submarine capability ABC News military analyst Steve ganyard you're listening to ABC News Stay connected stay informed 20 minutes of nonstop news continues on komo news 1000 FM 97 7 And good evening come on news time 6 O two still mainly clear here in downtown Seattle although clouds are moving in We'll have the latest on weather coming up in just a couple of minutes Current temperature now 54° at 6 O two An online sting operation targeting underage sex trafficking has netted three arrests including a high school counselor more from como's Jeff pojo That counselor has not been formally charged so we are not yet naming him However Jeffrey Brown of Yakima and Garret Swansea of Tacoma have both been charged as a result of the sting operation by Redmond police Spokeswoman Jill Greene says the counselor though thought he was talking to underage girls when he was actually talking to detectives They told him several different times during the course of the communications that they were minor And he continued the communications A spokesperson for the district in question has not been able to be reached for comment Jeff come on news Critical healthcare services might be harder to come by after next week's COVID vaccination mandate deadline for healthcare workers come as Ryan Harris as the concern from hospital leaders today The survey by the Washington state hospital association shows 88% of hospitals staffs fully vaccinated with more in the pipeline but the association's CEO Cassie sour says the percentages are lower among long-term care and EMS services which are already short staff We could end up with long-term care facilities that are unable to accept patients or might not even be able to care for the patients they have And that we could have a lack of EMS services for ambulance services that need to take a patient to the hospital The hospital association says it'll be a few more weeks before the final numbers are known but sour says the state could lose between 3075 hundred hospital workers which could mean ICU beds or other critical services with even fewer or no people to staff them Ryan Harris come on use It hasn't been easy to keep kids in the class from the school year and with a below average vaccination rate in Thurston county schools there have been seen several COVID outbreaks Little Rock elementary school was forced to close the whole school for two weeks nor Thurston schools had to close one classroom and have had several cases among both older kids and younger ones not eligible for the vaccine Spokesperson courten shreve says they still have a number of teachers and staff who haven't submitted proof of vaccination It's getting smaller every day but I can't say that everybody is going to have their vaccinations in time for the deadline Sharif says rather than firing people who miss the deadline they'll be put on unpaid leave until they get vaccinations or exemptions up to date Still ahead Deer hunting season about to open but not nearly as many animals this year because of two diseases blamed on last summer's weather I'm carling Johnson 6 O four is the time time now for traffic.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"NEWS Washington State's stressed hospital system will likely not get much emergency staffing help from the federal government radios. Nicole Jennings has more it does not look like the state will be getting much help from the National Guard. Riley, executive vice president for the Washington State Hospital Association, says they've asked for federal staffing help. But it's mostly a no go federal resource staffing resources are also very stretched, responding to other areas that are inundated with covid and also experiencing these weather related events. Instead, they're relying on the state's emergency volunteer data bank and community volunteers that individual hospitals state School Superintendent unveils Washington's teacher of the year to open the red envelope. With your 2022 teacher of the year from North Thurston public schools. Jared kept Jared kept he has taught for 16 years. Currently a native student program specialist He will represent our state at the national Teacher of the Year competition at 2 33. We checked the roadways in real time traffic. Here's Evan Smith. North Island I five at two 72nd Street, a couple issues there and to 72nd Street. There's a collision blocking the carpool lane and the left general herb slain and just north of there, there's a collision blocking the Wrights lane that is slowing traffic down right now. Back into the federal way area from there. Meanwhile, we're seeing some hesitation right now. On South Beach and five of nine from Northgate through Seattle, down to about the West Hitler Bridge area south four or five often on slowing from downtown Bellevue through Newcastle, and I'm seeing increased volumes now in south five from Highway 18 through the five curve. This report is sponsored by Duck Duck. Go Protect your Privacy for Free with Duck, duck. Go! What is it? That makes you uniquely you? Well, doctor go doesn't think that's any of their business and frankly, It shouldn't be the business of any tech company. Protect your privacy online For free with duck duck. Go with cover radio world time traffic. I'm Evan Smith and your forecast for the rest of the afternoon. Looks mostly sunny clouds are starting to go away. Increasing sunshine highs right around 70. This afternoon.

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Some Washington state providers to get ‘double delivery’ of COVID-19 vaccine after last week’s storm delays

News, Traffic and Weather

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

Some Washington state providers to get ‘double delivery’ of COVID-19 vaccine after last week’s storm delays

"Hospital teams in our state say they expect our Corona virus vaccine allocations to double by the end of March comes Ryan Harris tells us about their needs to meet that capacity. First thing they need even before increased allocation is advanced notice of how much is coming over multiple weeks. Washington State Hospital Association director Kasi Sour says that could allow them to plan and schedule appointments and even expand clinics. If more doses show up. Allegations have gone from 12,001 week to 2000 next week, or 5001 reaches zero the next week and so that's stopping and starting. I think there's challenging. The providers also say these vaccine clinics need a lot more people for vaccinating monitoring and data entry, so to scale up, they'll either need to pull staff from their hospitals or lean on volunteers. As for appointments delayed by winter weather, they say they expect two weeks shipments this week and they'll still be able to get second doses in time for them to be effective.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Become disoriented. So when so by and thought he was climbing above the fog and clouds, he was actually banking left and into a hillside. Steve Gregory King if I knew the second impeachment trial of former President Trump has started in the Senate lead impeachment manager, Maryland Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin spoke after a short video was shown of the insurrection last month, the U. S Capitol, which Trump is accused of inciting if that's not an impeachable offense. Then there is no such thing. The video pointed out Trump tweeted four hours after the capital was breached, Remember this day forever? Trump's lawyers deny he inside it the right and that his speech of the rally that preceded the violence was protected by the First Amendment. More than 4.6 million people in California have received at least one dose of the covert 19 vaccine. We can't move fast enough. We're sober and mindful. The scarcity that is the number of available vaccines. Governor, Newsome says. While vaccine numbers need to go up, other crucial covert data is going in the right direction down 10,000 new cases were reported yesterday. A month ago. It was more than 50,000. The test positivity rate is 5% a month ago, it was 14. Catalina Island has reopened rides, retail and restaurant so relationships can relish and the romance after months of pandemic opening and closing love, Catalina Island CEO Jim Loot, Johan says full ferry services are ready for Valentine's Day weekend. We're really excited that we are getting to welcome guests back to the island again. Our City Council has re approved the beachside dining, he says. What's better than dinner on the beach? All the beach activities, all the water activities. All the tours. Everything's open, just with a few extra protocols in place to make sure we keep everybody safe. Flute. Johan says people should make reservations, but the island will still only reach about 40% capacity. So it's a good time to come enjoy some open spaces Corbin Carson Ko Phi needs this year's L. A County fair has been canceled because of the pandemic. It was set to happen in September. The event was canceled last year, too, because of Cove in 19, organizers say they hope to hold a smaller, safer celebration this year. Officials in Washington say they have received around 300,000 fake in 95 face masks. The Washington State Hospital Association says they discovered the fake masks in a shipment. Of two million that arrived in December. The masks were sent to 40 hospitals across the state before was discovered they were fake. Someone has shot multiple people at a health clinic in Minnesota. That shooting happened this morning in a city northwest of Minneapolis, called Buffalo. One person has been taken into custody. Ah, judge in South Dakota has thrown out a voter approved measure to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters approved the amendment in November, which would have allowed for the process possession of small amounts of marijuana to be legal. Starting in July. The ruling is a speck. To be appealed in the to the South Dakota Supreme Court..

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Super Bowl Sunday broke that rule no open their outdoor dining structures. Jill is the owner of Blondies on the Upper West Side. I walked around the neighborhood to see if streets were clear they were clear, so I assumed everything was good, and we decided to open restaurants had it easy. Your New Jersey were indoor dining is allowed and expanded to 35% just in time for the big game. Also that 10 P.m. curfew was lifted. Hundreds of thousands of fake and 95 masks were sent to hospitals in Washington state. The Washington State Hospital Association says they discovered as many as 300,000 counterfeit masks. Following an analysis by the three M company, Hospital Association President Cassie Sour called it a stunning feeling that someone would actually manufacture fake mask set. Time when healthcare workers need to be protected. A Michigan man is cleaning the roadways and feeding wildlife all at the same time, Michael Cashner, explains Fred faulting of Charlevoix, Michigan, uses road Kill the feed the hundreds of bald eagles that make their way to his family's 80 acres every year. Faulting who has been doing this for around 10 years says after the Eagles are done, then the vultures in the turkey buzzards come and strip it clean and then, within a couple of weeks, the Coyotes will hold the bones. Away. Each time he gathers the road kill fees, faulting says The goal is to not throw up. Ah, home in Riverhead, New York, is making history for being the first three d printed house to go on the market. The home on Long Island is listed for $299,000 and was created by a company that uses three D printing to build structures. The technology lays out the concrete layer by layer to create the foundation and walls. Brian shook NBC News radio discover your next favorite podcast for over 250,000 available to you right now, all free by downloading the I Heart radio app. Here's a preview of a podcast that'll spark your.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:48 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"First an update from ABC Coma News time. 2 30. Day before his second Senate impeachment trial. Former President Trump's legal team has filed a 78 page brief that asked the Senate to dismiss the charges, claiming the trial's unconstitutional and that Mr Trump was engaging in political speech, which is protected by the First Amendment. Response, promptly filed by House impeachment managers calls the free speech argument utterly baseless President Biden holding firm on some conditions about the $1400 stimulus checks part of his American rescue plan. His view is that a nurse teacher of firefighter who's making $60,000 shouldn't be left without any support or relief, either. It's just a question of sort of Where the scale up looks like what it looks like in a final package, but it's still being negotiated this point in time Secretary Jen Psaki, California Governor Gavin Newsom town in a big drop in covert 19 number 4% reduction over two week period. The number of people hospitalized and 25% reduction of the number of people and I see you staring Aldinger ABC News Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 Good afternoon It's 2 31 I'm Taylor Vance Ice Now our top stories from the camo 24 7 News Center. New numbers from the State Health Department show a massive disparity when it comes to the cove of vaccine and ethnicity. For the first time, the department is issued numbers on who is being vaccinated up through January. 30th Black and Hispanic residents of Washington have only been able to secure 7% of the state's initial doses. Compare that to 67% of the doses going toe white residents A. D U H spokesperson tells the times that they've been reaching out to minority community leaders trying to get more feedback so that the vaccine can be distributed more equitably. Washington State Hospital Association says local hospitals but hundreds of thousands of and 95 masks that were apparently knockoffs. Cassie Sour heads the Washington State Hospital Association hospitals all around the country have been using these So we understand since December, and none of the hospitals that have been using them have reported an increase in coded cases among their staff. Three M makes Thean 95 masks or so they thought, and the company notified them Friday of possible counterfeit masks within their supply chain. Washington Hospitals sense examples of their masks that they bought and we're told that note they were not manufactured by 3 A.m.. The hospital association, still waiting for an analysis of the remaining lots to see how this could impact dozens of hospitals across the state billions of dollars in federal covert relief money Finally, on the verge of flowing into the state economy. A state Senate vote is expected early this week on how to spend $2.2 billion in federal covert relief money sharing to Nico Santos is a Democratic representative from South Seattle bill will deliver real relief. Washingtonians who have experienced the most horrific of challenges in generations. The state public health system and state schools each would receive more than $600 million. More money would flow into small business grants and for relief to renters and landlords. The federal government approved the funds as part of last year's cares Act. State lawmakers have not allocated the money before this because the legislature was not in session. Sore spot among Republicans, who say Governor Inslee should have called a special session last year exactly for this purpose. Korwin Heiko Mo News. The U. S. Justice Department is fighting the planned release of Proud Boys member Ethan Nordine from Auburn this afternoon. Seattle judge ruled that Nordine, who faces terrorism charges in connection with the January right at the U. S. Capitol, could be released from custody until his hearing in D. C, which is scheduled for February. 15th The Justice Department argues that Nordine is a flight risk and his immediately filed to appeal the decision. The judge has agreed to delay.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Connected. Stay informed The comb Oh, morning news. Good morning to you. Welcome to a Monday 902 on a chilly when it is 36 degrees on a cloudy skies downtown. I'm Tom Cutler. Thanks for being with us. Our top stories with come on 24 7 news center now and hospitals all over Washington have been told they could have counterfeit masks in their supply closets, compost Brian covered with the latest on this discovery, and the investigation. Is that how it happened. The alert went out late Friday after manufacturer three M alerted the Washington State Hospital Association that it believes him recently delivered mast might be fakes. Boxes all have 3 a.m. on the label, but the company says they aren't ours. Cassie Sour, president of the W S. H A says, quote. We're having hospitals go through their masks and look for what they can find. Several fakes have already been confirmed through testing. Sour expects to have an update on the search for these fake mask later this morning. The masking question are the n 95 model. The standard for the medical community, especially During the pandemic. Three M says it does not know how the frauds got into its supply chain and homeland Security is investigating. Brian Calvert Co. Moughniyah votes imminent non how the state will spend $2.2 billion in federal code relief money, a bill that's sending more than half a billion dollars each of the public health and public schools more from coma. Score. One Take This is federal cares. Act money first announced last year but left unallocated while the state Legislature was out of session of state Senate vote scheduled for this week will find Only fund some of the state's covert priorities, including over 600 million for the overtaxed public health system. Variance of the covert virus are coming fast. Representative Nicole Makary is a Democrat from Seattle. I'm really glad we're going to get $618 million out to ensure that we can vaccinate and test folks for Cove in another 600 million. Plus, we'll go to safely reopening public schools smaller but still significant amounts are earmarked for small Business grants and rent mortgage relief. If the bill passes as expected, Governor Inslee will likely sign it before the end of this week. Corwin Headache Co. Moh news cameras appear to be targeting medical providers by posing as members of the Washington Medical Commission. The details from comas Bill O'Neill that warning from Washington state attorney general bomb Ferguson, who says the scammers air, apparently calling medical providers, claiming the commission has suspended their licenses. Scammer, then directs the provider to a nearby business with a fax machine to receive paperwork. The medical commission says letters and does not make calls to any provider facing suspension. Ferguson's office has received at least one complaint. While the commission has also received word of the scam in which the callers were able to replicate the commission's phone number. Colonial Comeau. New Coming right up. Nine young women from these South sound have done something never done before by young ladies on Carleen Johnson with details. Come on, Whose time 904 traffic Every 10 minutes on the force on a Monday, let's say good morning to Kira Jordan and the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. Good morning, Tom. So we've been working with the crash traveling westbound state route 5 12 near steal street That's been blocking the left lane. I just heard word that it's no longer blocking, but it's caused heavy drive from about Pacific into the area. Or found 16 sevens. Going to crowd is you're approaching four. Apply, because North bound four or five is so busy from that Valley Freeway to about northeast 44th North Chennai, five with a slow go from the north end of Boeing Field to the convention center. I'm starting to see a little bit of crowding now traveling westbound on the Spokane Street by that between I five and 99, but it's not solid. If you're heading for the mountains, eastbound drivers going to Snoqualmie Pass chains are currently required westbound drivers at Snoqualmie Traction tires are advised and then it Stevens passed. We have traction tires required in both directions. Our next Cuomo traffic at 9 14 and this traffic report sponsored by the Folks at Beacon Plumbing, heating and electrical called Beacon today and say, $50 on all heating and air conditioning. Just call 1 800 freaking and stop freakin called Begin time now.

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Washington’s hospitals send N95 masks to 3M for testing and discover many are knockoffs

The Gee and Ursula Show

00:26 sec | 2 years ago

Washington’s hospitals send N95 masks to 3M for testing and discover many are knockoffs

"Investigation reveals some end 95 masks Use in Washington hospitals are counterfeits cover radios. Alec Downing has that story. Three m warned hospitals about the fake masks being circulated. Hospitals across the state submitted their and 90 five's for analysis, and the company confirmed at least some were not authentic. The Washington State Hospital Association, which bought the MASKS, four hospitals notified providers that may have these

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Northwest, calm Go Guy activist said they took over a Red Lion hotel in Olympia to draw attention to the homeless crisis. But this afternoon, assistant city manager Key Staley said last night's protest will not change. The city's approach will continue to operate our honest response in the same manner that we have in a fair, impartial manner and in keeping with the laws of the state of Washington. Hotel staff called 911 after they say activists with weapons showed up. Last night. Police swept the hotel and arrested 10 People. Former Seattle Seahawk Chad Wheeler today pleaded not guilty to first degree domestic violence, assault, unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest. Wheeler is accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend in there Kent apartment last month. Wheeler says he's bipolar and was manic at the time. The Washington State Hospital Association is sounding off about reports that several large medical groups offered donors and other VIPs vaccines ahead of the general public. The hospital association does not support this believes that all vaccine appointment should be available to everyone and anyone who needs them. Association CEO Cassie Sour says she's encouraging Governor insulate to take formal action to bar any kind of VIPs vaccine access. As of today, much of the Puget Sound region is in phase two of the governor's plan to reopen during the pandemic. Cairo seven TVs, Tracy Leon explained indoor fitness centers and live entertainment venues, including museums. Bowling alleys and concert halls can reopen to a quarter capacity and restaurants will be able to open for indoor dining at 25% capacity. Several businesses say they're taking extra precautions for the change to help keep customers safe. We have to have the seating near the door. With plenty of airflow have ceiling and wall mounted fans everywhere to allow the move to Phase two. The governor changed the requirements to the States Reopening plan last week, the Washington state auditor says a data breach in December could have exposed the personal information of 1.6 million Washington residents. If you filed for unemployment between January 1st and December 10th last year or If your identity was stolen and last year's big fraud attack, you might be affected. The breach of a third party server used by the auditor's office also may have exposed data from local governments and other state agencies. Yurkiw, A radio forecast calls for lows tonight in the low forties rain tomorrow.

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Covid Supply, Paperwork Among Biggest Hospital Concerns In Washington

News, Traffic and Weather

00:55 sec | 2 years ago

Covid Supply, Paperwork Among Biggest Hospital Concerns In Washington

"In our state still have a long list of worries when it comes to the cove it vaccine more from Cuomo's Ryan Harris, the biggest concern. Members of the Washington State Hospital Association say they have remains enough vaccine and a steady flow so they can keep scheduling appointments. Swedish had to cancel the clinic because it didn't get the doses and expected as other new clinics get vaccines. So W SHH. President Cassie Sour says their preference would be to maintain current allocation levels. Two places the state knows convict big numbers vaccinated and then expand. Do you think it's a shame that the Swedish clinic they have ability to 10,000 more vaccines this week? Then they're going to be able to. I think it's really stressing people out locally, who were on the waiting list for the clinic and hoping. I think you get it, making sure they have enough doses to give second shots on time is another concern as its staffing and space to conduct the clinics as well as the labor intensive process to enter everyone's in Formacion and transmitted to the state Ryan Harris. Camo news

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:46 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Time, 302. Good afternoon, downtown Seattle, light rain and 46 degrees. I'm ELISA Jaffe with Rick fan sites, and here's what's happening. I'm Charlie. Hurry. Hurry the state Capitol in Olympia. The Legislature is in session for the year now, and the Capitol building itself is closed to the public over Cove. It concerns over 100, members of the National Guard are lined up along a temporary chain link fence around the perimeter. We saw a couple dozen protesters today nowhere near the scale first thought and no violence. There were two arrest both people taking in without incident. Meantime, state lawmakers have convened in Olympia observes, will please come to order for the 2021 regular session of the 67th Legislature. Lawmakers quickly adopted new rules due to the pandemic. Much of the 105 days session will now be conducted remotely as to avoid spreading covert 19 I'm super Omero. Seattle police chief Adrian DS has two officers are still on leave and under investigation after Social Media pictures surfaced the officers in Washington D. C at the time of the U. S Capitol attack. We don't know if they've done anything wrong. And that is the reality of it. The Office of Police Accountability looking into whether the officers were involved in any altercations with U. S. Capitol police I'm Ryan Harris. Washington's hospitals have been a prime point for covert vaccinations, and the leaders of some of those hospitals say they've had workers hesitate to get the vaccine until they see how others react. Cassie Sour, chief of the Washington State Hospital Association, says even the very few people who've had allergic reactions have said they're anxious for the second dose of wushu. Members say adequate space for vaccine clinic staffing and a reliable supply stream of vaccine or common issues they face. I'm Jeff Pooja with the National Hockey League begins play of a shortened season on Wednesday, but Commissioner Gary Bettman says they're still on track to welcome the Seattle cracking this fall. Everything we're hearing from David Bonderman, his partner's quickie in the organization he's built and his building. Everything is going great. They're gonna be ready to go. The building's gonna be ready to go. But before Seattle conjoined the league, there must be an expansion draft. That is scheduled for July. 21st still to come on the comb. Oh, afternoon news into not being taken to save a life. I'm Brian Calvert, with unique concept ushered in during Covad Cos time. 304 traffic every 10 minutes on the force from the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. Here's Curtis Calhoun. An earlier accident. Tacoma, North and 75 on 11th Street has been cleared and the right lane was causing some minor delays for drivers. They're also in Seattle North, found five after the convention center. A crash blocks the right wing, causing a bit of stopping go action. Approaching that scene, both direction the four or five stop ago around the rent in s curves up towards Bellevue..

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Coronavirus Updates: Washington state hospitals prepare for challenges

News, Traffic and Weather

00:57 sec | 2 years ago

Coronavirus Updates: Washington state hospitals prepare for challenges

"People run Our state's hospitals say there's a little more room, but they're bracing for a holiday surgeon coronavirus cases. Almost Ryan Harris tells us about the other challenges they face. They have to schedule people in a limited window, sometimes based on expected arrival of the doses needed a supply, doctors say, hasn't been totally reliable, including for the second dose. They need space to keep. Everyone distanced and monitored for reaction after the shot and says Washington State Hospital Association CEO Cassie Sour harder than a flu shot clinics since you need to track the second dose for surety together once the person's information record very carefully, what day they receive the vaccine. Which vaccine that received, Make sure you're not mixing visor Madonna. There's also talk about dentists helping to expand the vaccine distribution network since the state authorized them to give the shots which w S. H a member say will be very helpful when the much larger group one B is eligible. Meanwhile, they're all working together to share any leftover doses to make sure none are wasted.

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04:34 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Who signed that letter. This can all be repaired socially. If we sit down and talk things has not helping people of color. This is not helping black lives matter. This is not helping the homeless population. We all have to stop arguing and come together along with the property destruction on New Year's Eve, Police say that marches burned an American flag vandalized the East precinct. Unnamed fireworks at the King County You service center. Police arrested four people. Place in Portland made a number of arrests after a new year's Eve crowd became violent, throwing fireworks, bricks and frozen water bottles at officers. Police say some officers were targeted by balloons which may have been laced with a substance that caused burning to the skin. Portland officers were hurt, but officers from other agencies were injured. Several businesses were also damaged the crowd of 80 to 100 people mostly dispersed by 2, A.m., health officials say less than 20% of the vaccines that have arrived in the state have actually been administered COUPLES. Patrick Quinn reports on why the pace of distributions been so slow the state says. Right now we have 356,650 doses of the vaccine, and only 59,491 doses have actually gone and arms. This is Distribution rate of just 18.7%. The state pointed to natural hiccups working out the kinks so to speak. Hospitals suggested there also was a lag in reporting, Cassie Sour, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, told me in the first couple weeks, they had to be so picky on who to give the vaccine to that It really slowed down their efficiency. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say you're all eligible. Make your appointments and come on because there was lots and lots Committees having to meet to say which unit has more covert patients. And how many coma patients they have. That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily. United Food and Commercial Workers Union wants guaranteed access to covert 19 vaccines for its members. The union represents 1.3 million frontline workers and food and retail. This is in response to the outbreak at a jack in my area Costco where 145 workers got infected with the virus. Unions, calling a grocery CEOs toe work with governors to guarantee access to the vaccine. It says protecting grocery workers will help keep our communities safe. Dr Ben Danielson, the longtime director of Seattle Children's A Desa Brown clinic, has suddenly resigned. Almost Patrick Quinn report. This story first reported by cross cut, Dr Danielson said quote the institution is replete with racism and a disregard for people who don't look like them in leadership. 2017 comes. Molly Shen feature Danielson fighting for expansion to reach more Families of color. Dr. Danielson resignation reportedly comes after two other colleagues. Both people of color also resigned or felt forced out. In a statement to spokesperson for Seattle Children's Hospital, said their board is looking into Daniel since claims and developing a syriza of actions, adding quote as an organization. We are committed to racial equity, diversity and inclusion will also holding ourselves accountable. We plan to show that commitment to our actions and thorough consideration of any claims of racism or bias. Patrick Quinn The money was common. Whose time 7 10 and from the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk. New Year's Day usually means your choice of about two dozen bowl games this year. It's four but two of them send their winners to the college Football National championship. One of them is the Sugar Bowl, Ohio State versus Clemson. And right now, at halftime, the Buckeyes lead the Tigers 35 to 14 almost Ryan Harris is at the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk with Huvelle play Art That'll be Number one ranked Alabama, which knocked off Notre Dame in the substitute Rose Bowl in Texas. 31 14 your final The national championship game is on Monday. The 11th. In the early Games Number nine Georgia and number eight Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl, and it's Georgia with the 24 21 win and in the Citrus Bowl number 14 Northwestern, with the 35 19 victory over unranked Auburn, the Gator Bowl, Outback Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl on the schedule tomorrow, as are several college hoops games. Among them. Number one. Gonzaga hosting the University of San Francisco and Washington State hosting Arizona. Sports A 10 and 40 past each hour here on camo news. I'm Ryan Harris. Okay, Parachutes. Ready, boy. The things I go through to get on a loan rates as low as 1.39% a PR new vehicles with Penn fit. You are aware that you don't have to be a military member to save 100 on your auto loan,.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

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05:12 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Show reporting a rolling demonstration brought traffic to a crawl on the I 90 bridge Yesterday in Seattle, 2% Group of drivers were slowing down traffic during the evening hours. They stayed in the vehicles in a short time later, traffic was moving again. Police in Portland made a number of arrests after New Year's Eve crowd became violent. They're throwing fireworks, bricks and frozen water bottles at officers. Police say Some officers were targeted by balloons, which may have been laced with a substance that caused burning The skin. No Portland officers were hurt, but officers from other agencies were injured. Several businesses were also damaged the crowd of 80 to 100 people mostly dispersed by 2 A.m.. Healthcare employees in Portland is in the hospital after having an allergic reaction to Madonna's cove in 19 vaccine, the Oregon Health Authority says the employee experienced And AFLAC six after receiving their first dose of the vaccine earlier this week and is recovering in the hospital officials emphasized Covert 19 vaccines can cause mild to moderate side effects and people that dissipate in a few days. But in some rare occasions, a rare cases I should say Some people experience allergic reactions. Health officials say less than 20% of the vaccines that have arrived in the state have actually been administered comas. Patrick Quinn reports on why the pace of distribution has been so slow, the state says. Right now we have 356,650 doses of the vaccine, and only 59,491 doses have actually gone and arms. This is a distribution rate of just 18.7%. The state pointed to natural hiccups working out the kinks so to speak. Hospitals suggested there also was a lag and report. Cassie Sour, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, told me in the first couple weeks they had to be so picky on who to give the vaccine to that It really slowed down their efficiency. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say you're all eligible, make your appointments and come on because there was lots and lots of committees having to meet to say which unit has more covert patients and how many coma patients they have. That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily. That's cool, Most Patrick Quinn reporting. So when will you be eligible for the vaccine? We know high risk health care workers, first responders and long term care residents of first then all other health care workers will be next for everyone else. The State Health Department will soon release an online survey called Days. Find her. It will help you figure out your eligibility and find vaccination locations near you. Count on Co Moto let you know when the tool becomes available. Anna Benton County Man could lose some fingers after Ah homemade firework exploded in this hand shortly after midnight. Sheriff's office is much like character. A man in his forties tried to like the fireworks. But the fuse didn't work properly than nearby person also suffered such a temporary hearing loss, but refused any medical treatment. Homemade munitions, such as the one used in this incident are illegal. Someone whose time is 5 10 as we head over to the Beacon Plumbing sports desk. Ryan Harris joins us now, with the latest on today's football action. Well, it's of course, New Year's Day, which means bowl games by the usually buys a dozen but not so many this year with Cove it, too, that we're keeping an eye on, of course, because they will determine who plays in the college championship. One has already been settled. It was number one Alabama over number four Notre Dame. No surprise there 31 to 14 the final. They're just getting started now number to Clemson. Versus Number three Ohio State. If I had my pick, I would say it's probably gonna be Trevor Laurence. But I tell you what I remember seeing the Buckeyes fans piled into L A X after the Rose Bowl. So anything is possible when Ohio State is playing and that went just getting started to earlier games. The Peach Bowl 24 21 your final there, Georgia over Cincinnati. And in the Citrus Bowl. Northwestern beat Auburn, 35 to 19 were also of course, watching some NBA games. Plenty of them tonight. If you're a fan of the hardwood right now, in Charlotte, the Memphis Grizzlies lead the Hornets of halftime 53 to 47. Also at halftime, all the Boston Celtics Have narrowed their 20 point deficit to 15 there there in day 12. That's trade Pistons 55 to 40 over the Celts at halftime. Right now, they're just about to wrap up the first half in Dallas, the Mavericks with a 15 point lead over Miami, 46 to 31. Brooklyn is hosting the Atlanta Hawks and mayor behind Atlanta with the three point lead 29 to 26 later on, Of course, the Portland Trail Blazers down in San Francisco to take on the Golden State Warriors sports attendant 40 past year on coma. I'm Ryan Harris. Thank you, Ryan. It's been called The Cove in 19 not referring to the virus but weight gain during the pandemic. Along with consumer reports. Tech editor Bree Fowler comas Ryan Yamamoto reveals the best smart watches and fitness trackers that can help consumer reports test dozens of smart watches and fitness trackers each year.

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"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"The first time since October, California's total hospitalization number his decreased by 10.1% or 31 patients. It's the first time since Halloween that Ako Vin number in California has gone down. So France and ABC News Elmo News 1000 FM 97 7 Good afternoon, It is 12 31. I'm Kelly Bleyer with the top local stories from the Coma. 24 7 News Center. State Health Department reports a big jump in Corona virus cases. But that's partly due to a backlog of cases not reported on Wednesday. The department shows another 4400 new cases in the last 24 hours. And that brings the statewide total past 246,000 that includes confirmed and probable cases. 41 more people have died from Cove in 19 in our state, another 177 people Have been hospitalized, health officials say less than 20% of the vaccines that have arrived in the state of actually been administered combos. Patrick Quinn reports on why the pace of distribution has been so slow, the state says. Right now we have 356,650 doses of the vaccine, and only 59,491 doses have actually gone and arms. This is a distribution rate of just 18.7%. The state pointed to natural hiccups working out the kinks, so to speak, Hospitals suggested there. Also, there's a lag in reporting, Cassie Sour, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, told me in the first couple weeks, they had to be so picky on who to give the vaccine to that It really slowed down their efficiency. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say you're all eligible, make your appointments and come on because there was lots and lots of committees having to meet to say which unit has more covert patients and how many coma patients they have. That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily. And more than one quarter of Washington's adult population is activated or downloaded the W. A Notify smartphone APP created to let people know if they've been exposed to the coronavirus. State Department of Health says the APP is active, and it's sending notifications to people who may have been exposed. However, The Seattle Times reports the state does not have reliable dead on how many times the APP has been used to alert people. Or on how many people have been alerted. Part of it is because of privacy protections built into the APP limit how much information public health officials can get, and a sigh of relief for distilleries that stepped up to make hand sanitizer at the beginning of the pandemic. After getting slapped with a hefty fine from the government, they learned that they won't have to pay After all. In order to make hand sanitizer distilleries had to register his drug makers, which have to pay annual fees to the government. Well. Earlier this week, the FDA charged those distilleries of $15,000 fine and Mahar evils. Jin is the president of the Washington Distillers got guilt. We were issued a formula by the FDA there was an urgent need for product. Different levels of government or asked us to step up and make this we did yesterday, The FDA rescinded that fee and claimed it was charged by mistake Cos. Time is 12 34. Let's get another traffic.

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KOMO

03:05 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Day off on this New year's Day 2021. Here's what we're following. State Health Department is reporting more than 4400 new cases of covert 19. But that's partly because of the backlog of numbers that weren't reported on Wednesday. That brings the total number of confirmed and probable cases to more than 246,041. More people have died in our state, Another 177 have been hospitalized. We'll probably have to wait another week to see if the effects see the effects of Christmas traveling gatherings on covert trends. In the meantime, Dr Ellie Mark dad with the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Says he's worried that New Year's celebrations could be another super spreader event. Fuck that expects will see much of the holiday effects start to diminish as we head into warmer spring weather so longer to go down to below what we feel comfortable. That's why I'm very optimistic that sometimes by Mindy it was a combination of vaccination and it wasn't on good behavior from us all of us. We can go back slowly to our normal lives. New numbers from the state Department of Health Show Only a fraction of cove in 19 vaccines that have been given to Washington have actually been distributed right now Washington as more than 356,000 doses of the Fizer and Madonna vaccines and keep in mind That that will only vaccinate half that number because it takes two doses to be fully inoculated. So far on Lee about 60,000 people have been given doses. Hospitals say the number could be higher because of a lag in reporting. As the sound of the Washington State Hospital Association, says the number of vaccines given is also expected to go up. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say like, you know, You're all under eligible, make your appointments and come on, because there was that that was there were lots and lots of committees having to meet to say OK, which unit has more covert patients. And you know how many coma patients they have? And like, you know, we've got a It That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily now, the governor just announced vaccines can be given to healthcare workers who are not on the front lines. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced its stepping in to make sure distilleries that made alcohol based hand sanitizer during the pandemic. Won't have to pay a hefty fee. The government charged those fees this week by miss Take. Hundreds of distilleries made hand sanitizer themselves when it was in short supply earlier in 2020. In order to do so they have to register is a drug maker in which they have to pay user fees to the government's each year. Earlier this week, the FDA charged each of the distilleries big fines for violating that guideline. Mari evolves again with the president is the president of the Washington distillers, Guilt. All of us stepped up to make sanitizer in most cases that cost or we gave it away for free. And so now retroactively to think back to that time period and say, Oh, now we're going to charge you all this money for what you did. Now the FDA will be rescinding the fees, saying that they were charged by mistake. Come on news time. 9 34. Have to check traffic.

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KOMO

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"washington state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO

"Have actually been administered. So we we looked into what? Why it's taking so long and officials. They do believe it's going to pick up soon. They're just kind of dealing with some issues right out of the gates, but they expect the pace to pick up. Here's the breakdown of it. The state says right now we have 356,650 doses of the vaccine. This includes both the Donna and Fizer doses and only 59,491 doses of actually On an arms. This is a distribution rate of just 18.7%. The state pointed to natural hiccups working out the kinks so to speak. Hospitals suggested there also was a lag in reporting. So maybe the number is higher than reflected, Cassie Sour, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, told me in the first couple weeks They had to be so picky on who to give the vaccine to that It really slowed down their efficiency. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say, like, you know, You're all of the eligible, make your appointments and come on, because there was that that was there were lots and lots of committees having to meet to say OK, which unit has more covert patients. And you know how many coma patients they have? And like, you know, we've got a That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily. What Cassie is referring to is this week, The governor expanded who's eligible for a vaccine in the one a category to include more health care workers, not just those directly facing the virus, she said. This will allow support staff like hospital food preparation workers, supply staff and receptionist to get the vaccine. We did reach out the Department of Health to drink it. More answers on a if those numbers have improved and what more is causing the slow pace, the Department of Health responded saying, because of the holidays, there's really didn't have enough resources right now. To answer these questions will certainly be asking those heading into the New year. State Health Department has updated Washington's cove in 19 numbers so far, 3461 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began. That's up 41. In the last day, nearly 14,800 people have been hospitalized 177 more in the last 24 hours and statewide, there have been more than 246,000 confirmed and probable cases that's up more than 4400. Since the last report. Minimum wage in Washington state goes up for the New year Come. Oh, Suzanne Fong has reaction from a local business already hit hard by the pandemic. I feel like right now I'm stuck in the hole. Lewis Co sweet alchemy, and Seattle is doing everything she can to keep your business going because of the code 19 pandemic. Her business is down 70 to 80% over last year, she's got a new worry. New minimum wage hike that will impact six of her 11 employees. Most of them are students, Cho says. The increased labor costs are going to make it tougher for her business. There's gonna be a lot of reduced shop hours, maybe even reducing the amount of things that we offer. The new state minimum wage goes up from 13 50 an hour to 13 69 in the city of Seattle. The hourly wage goes from $15.75 to 16 99. Businesses or employees Get tips. It'll go up to $15 an hour. To the, um, phone commoners. This is the time of year when music fans like to look back on their favorite songs of the past year. This year, some fans are surprised to learn their most listened to tracks aren't music at all? Almost, Corwin hate explain. Oh, yeah, 2020, Baby. You're heavy.

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States say they're receiving fewer doses of vaccine than expected

Here & Now

03:22 min | 2 years ago

States say they're receiving fewer doses of vaccine than expected

"States are receiving fewer doses of the corona virus vaccine than they were initially promised. And they're now calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explain why Washington State Governor Jay Inslee says the state's second shipment of visors Corona virus vaccine will be cut by 40% for more. Let's bring in Anna Boiko Rye Rock, a reporter with K U Ow in CIA in Seattle and Anna Visor says no vaccine shipments to states across the US air on holder delayed in millions of doses. Are actually waiting to be sent out. So what's going on? Yeah, I'd like to know that, too, Actually, so the state of Washington hasn't been given a clear explanation on this and yesterday, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said. He's hoping it's just a communication issue which will be fixed soon. Easily was speculating that the different federal agencies involved in vaccine distribution are not talking with each other very well. And essentially, there was some mix up or miscommunication somewhere along the line. Mm. Visors Vaccine requires two doses per patient and states are in the process of now giving out those first shots. So how are these shortages expected to impact the rollout of those first doses there? Well, some hospitals were just starting to get word of what their allotment was. For next week, At least one is putting its vaccination plans on hold for the moment over Lake Medical Center in Bellevue, which was one of the first places to treat covert patients in the area back when Seattle was the epicenter. They were going to get 975 doses and start vaccinations Monday or Tuesday. But now that's on hold, and they don't know when they're going to get doses or how many. The Washington State Hospital Association says they're hopeful vaccine shipments aren't delayed beyond next week. Mm hmm. And how is the deployment of vaccines washed in Washington state? More broadly going so far? Well, they started out really slowly early this week. So you had just a handful of health care workers. Just so hospitals could run through everything sort of do a test run, and then within days, the hospital started vaccinating hundreds of people, you know, including this morning, So earlier this week, 17 hospitals received doses and we know that at least 1000 people have been vaccinated in the state so far, but it's probably a lot more than that, because the data likes behind a few days. Um, So far, Hospitals haven't gotten enough doses to cover all their frontline workers, but a wide variety of health care workers and first responders air getting vaccinated, and it's really quite remarkable to see. Actually this week, I saw Seattle firefighter get injected with the vaccine he does testing for covert at the city's free test sites. You have workers who are handling biological waste from covert patients. You know, the cleaning up hospital rooms after Kogan patients and these workers are now getting vaccinated. One guy who fits that category. I saw him get injected. He pumped his fist in the air after the dose went in. You know you have health care providers in the R, who have to live with the uncertainty of This new patient who just showed up. Do they have food poisoning or do they have cove it and this week I saw them get vaccinated, And they said this is a relief from that uncertainty. Thank you so much for this update. That's Kay. You Ow! Reporter Anna Boiko. Why Rock in Seattle again? Thank you. Thank you.

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Washington state sees record hospitalizations

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

Washington state sees record hospitalizations

"Another cove in 19 records set in this state over the weekend. This time, it's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus 762 people now taking up beds, according to the covert tracking project. I'm very, very worried about it. Cassie Sour is the CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various parts of the state hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgery. Specifically those that would require a stay of some kind. Post op isn't that's not faceless Caesar joint replacements, heart valve replacements, even potentially some cancer surgeries being canceled to make sure that there's room for covert patient

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Seattle - Washington state sees record hospitalizations

News, Traffic and Weather

01:06 min | 2 years ago

Seattle - Washington state sees record hospitalizations

"But 19 hospitalizations in the U. S. Have now reached their highest point. Since May and here in Washington state hospitalizations have hit an all time high coma. News has learned. Plans are underway to scale back some non urgent procedures. Comas Camilla reports in the throes of the cove in 19 pandemic, the Evergreen state once again, setting a new record Saturday. This time, it's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus 762 people. Now taking up beds, according to the covert tracking project. I'm very, very worried about it. Cassie Sour is the CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president State hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op that's not faceless Caesar. Joint replacements, heart valve replacements. Even you know, potentially some cancer surgeries being canceled to make sure that there's room for covered patient. Some good news. Many in the medical field are saying Washington state health care workers might have access to a vaccine by the middle of next month.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in Seattle, Washington

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01:14 min | 2 years ago

COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in Seattle, Washington

"And it seems to be an increase in hospitalizations comes Cole Miller. This time it's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. 762 people now taking up beds, according to the covert tracking project. I'm very, very worried. About it. Chassie Sour is the CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president State hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op over its Swedish. A similar approach is being taken. Just earlier this week, 10 Covert 19 patients were admitted to the First Hill campus in a span of just five hours. Dr. Elizabeth Waco is the chief operating officer. There. We reduced, impatient elective surgeries to allow us to expand our inpatient, urgent and emergent medical beds are teams are tired. They are fatigued, but they are resilient and we will continue to fight Cove it and it's a fight that they cannot wage alone. Your healthcare workers wants you to not get sick and they're so frustrated by people. I feel like people are ignoring the advice and then coming into getting second expecting to be cared for in a high risk situation. More than a million people traveling by

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UW Medicine postponing some non-urgent procedures amid rising COVID cases in Seattle

News, Traffic and Weather

01:15 min | 2 years ago

UW Medicine postponing some non-urgent procedures amid rising COVID cases in Seattle

"Now plans underway to scale back some non urgent medical procedures of local hospitals right now. And to explain why comb owes Cho Miller this time. It's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. 762 people now taking up beds, according to the cove, it tracking project. I'm very, very worried about it. Just use our is The CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president state hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op over its Swedish. A similar approach is being taken. Just earlier this week, 10 Cove in 19 patients were admitted to the First Hill campus in a span of just five hours. Dr Elizabeth Waco is the chief operating officer. There. We've reduced impatient elective surgeries to allow us to expand our inpatient. Urgent. An emergent medical beds are teams are tired. They are fatigued, but they are resilient and we will continue to fight Cove it and it's a fight that they cannot wage alone. Your healthcare workers wants you to not get sick and they're so frustrated by people. I feel like people are ignoring the advice and incoming into getting second expected to be cared for in a high risk

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