The MHA received media coverage on the continued surge of RSV cases across Michigan’s pediatric hospitals that is stressing hospital capacity during the week of Nov. 6. Laura Appel, executive vice president of government relations and public policy, MHA, also contributed to a story on the importance of medical respite with Michigan’s vulnerable population who need continued care after discharge from the hospital.
Below is a collection of headlines from around the state that include interviews or statements from MHA representatives.
Friday, Nov. 11
- WXYZ Detroit: ER, urgent care or pediatrician’s office? Here’s what to do if your child is sick or hurt
- Michigan Radio: Hospital leaders urge precautions as children’s hospitals reach capacity with RSV surge
- ABC12: Pediatric RSV illness is putting a strain on local hospitals
- State of Reform: RSV cases in children surge across Michigan, pediatric health leaders on high alert
Thursday, Nov. 10
- Detroit Free Press: RSV cases fill Michigan children’s hospitals. At U-M’s Mott: ‘We’re 100% full’
- The Detroit News: UM’s Mott Children’s Hospital at 100% capacity amid respiratory virus surge
- CBS Detroit: RSV cases overwhelming pediatric units in Michigan
- Second Wave Media: Medical respite care helps Michigan’s most vulnerable recuperate after hospitalization
Monday, Nov. 7
Members with any questions regarding media requests should contact John Karasinski at the MHA.