Tennessee leads the nation in new COVID-19 cases per capita, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. According to data compiled by The New York Times over the last week, the state has seen an average of over 8,300 new coronavirus infections each day. Health experts believe part of the alarming number has to do with a… Read More
In the Media Tag: Nick Hysmith
In less than 24 hours, hundreds of health care workers from across Tennessee, a preponderance from Memphis, have signed an open letter taking Gov. Bill Lee to task for making masking voluntary in K-12 schools. “As trained healthcare providers, we strongly oppose Governor Lee’s Executive Order,” said the letter, written by Dr. Erica Kaye at… Read More
Friday morning, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Health Director Dr. Michelle Taylor, and Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Jones toured Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. In addition to the tour, they met with Dr. Nick Hysmith, Director of Infection Control, and Dr. Sandy Arnold, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the hospital.
Across the Methodist Le Bonheur hospital system early Friday, Aug. 13, three ICU beds were available, a nerve-wracking statistic in a city where most emergency rooms are holding patients because beds are full.
The number of children sick with COVID at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has more than doubled in a week. As of early Tuesday, Aug. 10, 17 children were hospitalized, including six in critical care. One was in the emergency room, waiting for a bed to open.
The seven-day average for new COVID cases is now 478, up from 294 a week ago, as Delta rips through the community. Health officials sounded a persistent, sustained alarm Thursday, Aug. 5, that those who are eligible for vaccination need to do their part to blunt the rise, happening now as schools are preparing to… Read More
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital reported two more deaths of children because of COVID-19 over the weekend. Doctors there are recommending masks in schools. At the same time, one Tennessee lawmaker is showing his support in outlawing school districts from mandating masks. On Tuesday, eight children were in LeBonheur Children’s Hospital with COVID-19. Half are in the… Read More
Serious cases of COVID-19 have doubled at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in 10 days, a worrisome barometer as pediatric cases tick up across the region.“It’s both increased and sustained,” said Dr. Nick Hysmith, medical director of infection prevention at Le Bonheur and associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.