LONDON (AP) — When the U.K.’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 100,000 this week, it was much more than just a number to Justin Fleming. Lying in a hospital bed, he knew how easily he could have become one of them. Fleming was rushed to London’s King’s College Hospital in mid-January as he struggled for breath. The 47-year-old says he was saved from becoming another death statistic by the “incredible” staff. Fleming is one of more than 37,000 coronavirus patients in Britain’s hospitals, where overworked staff on overcrowded wards are fighting COVID-19 one patient at a time with no end in sight. One nursing manager says the pace is relentless but staff just “take every shift as it comes.”
MADISON, Ind. — King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison has been named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the nation, according to The National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute.King’s Daughters’ Health was one of seven Indiana hospitals to be named on the list, including Major Hospital in Shelbyville, and Schneck Medical Center Seymour.Hospitals named to the list are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and operating at a lower cost than their peers.