Day: September 15, 2020

Health-care advocates frustrated as Gatineau Hospital ICU stays shut

a sign in front of a building: A staffing shortage has led to the temporary closure of the Gatineau Hospital's intensive care ward, with patients being treated at other hospitals across the region.

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A staffing shortage has led to the temporary closure of the Gatineau Hospital’s intensive care ward, with patients being treated at other hospitals across the region.

The intensive care unit at the Gatineau Hospital will remain shut until at least Monday night due to a shortage of nurses, according to the local health authority.

The Centre intégré de Santé et de Services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) announced Saturday that the ICU would close at midnight that night due to unexpected absences among the nursing staff. 

On Sunday, CISSSO told Radio-Canada that the closure will remain in place at least another day — the sort of situation health-care advocates like Paul Brunet are tired of hearing about.

“It has become almost something very ordinary on the part of bureaucrats to tell us that, ‘Well, we’re sorry, but we’re not going to treat you for a life or death

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    Topeka Crunch Fitness to honor fallen 9/11 first responders

    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Crunch Fitness Topeka will climb 110 flights of stairs to honor the fallen 9/11 first responders.

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    Crunch Fitness says on Friday, Sept. 11, its Topeka location will honor those that lost their lives during 9/11 by challenging each staff and gym member to climb 110 flights of stairs in remembrance of the 110 floors of the World Trade Center Twin Towers.

    The gym said it is inviting members of the community to join the challenge to pay tribute to fallen 9/11 first responders.

    According to Crunch, participants will get a free one-week membership to the gym and a feature on its social media pages.

    Crunch Fitness Topeka said it will strictly enforce all social distancing and COVID-19 protocols aligning with its response plan to the virus to ensure community members can honor those that have fallen in a safe environment.

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    Fla. Dentist’s Bid For COVID-19 Loss Coverage Axed

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    A Florida federal judge handed a win to Allied Insurance Co. of America, freeing the insurer from having to pay for a dental clinic’s claimed COVID-19 related losses, holding that the policy’s virus exclusion clearly bars coverage.

    U.S. District Judge John L. Badalamenti tossed Mauricio Martinez, DMD, P.A.’s suit seeking coverage for losses stemming from state-mandated closures because of COVID-19 Tuesday, holding that the dental practice’s alleged losses are not covered by the policy, which expressly

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