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In The Media, MLive: Why is Michigan’s coronavirus death rate so high? Udow-Phillips explains in MLive

“By multiple measures, coronavirus COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan” reports Julie Mack in a recent MLive story. “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10 percent of the state’s confirmed cases,” writes Mack. “That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Mack interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation, for perspective.  It’s likely …

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In The Media, MLive: Udow-Phillips in MLive: Where we need to take COVID-19 interventions to protect vulnerable populations

“By multiple measures, COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan,” writes Julie Mack in an MLive story that examines the causes. Mack reports that “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10% of the state’s confirmed cases. That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Looking at why Michigan has such a high coronavirus death rate is “really quite important, so we …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Marianne Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine on ways to battle COVID-19 in our state’s vulnerable nursing homes

In “Michigan nursing homes linked to 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths. Tally will grow,” a Bridge Magazine story, Marianne Udow-Phillips describes one practice that Michigan could employ to battle COVID-19 in our state’s highly vulnerable nursing homes. The disclosure of death counts by nursing homes should be a trigger for further action, Udow-Phillips told Bridge reporters. She went on to …

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In The Media, NPR Marketplace: Udow-Phillips on Marketplace Morning Report: Why patients are putting off health care, even when they need it

Marianne Udow-Phillips is cited in a Marketplace Morning Report segment, “It’s safe to see your doctor, ailing health-care industry tells prospective patients.” The story focuses on what health care providers are doing to encourage clients to return for needed treatments. “But even with reassurances, people across the country are putting off routine care,” says NPR Reporter Erika Beres. “Childhood vaccination …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Michigan’s independent doctors are facing new hardships during coronavirus pandemic: Udow-Phillips explains

The novel coronavirus is not only causing massive stress on hospital systems, but it is also threatening the existence of independent practices in Michigan. Ted Roelofs, in his latest story for Bridge Magazine, shares that as cases started to increase, and social distancing rules were implemented in March, private practices saw a dramatic decline in patients and revenue.  With this …

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In The Media, MLive: In MLive, Udow Phillips explores Michigan’s approach to reopening the economy: Slow, steady and safe

CHRT Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses the uncertainties surrounding reopening Michigan’s economy in MLive story. As Governor Whitmer and a 29-person Economic Recovery Council roll out a plan for restarting Michigan’s economy, the emphasis is on caution and flexibility. In a May 6 article, MLive’s Malachi Barrett explores the public health, regional, and economic factors that go into decision-making about …

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In The Media, MLive: Udow-Phillips in Michigan hospitals are needed now more than ever. Why are they laying off workers?

For hospitals and health systems in Michigan and the U.S., outpatient and elective procedures are the foundation of sustainable business. The March 10 executive order putting a hold on “non-essential procedures” in Michigan has had a profound effect on the viability of large and small health providers. MLive’s Malachi Barrett spoke with CHRT Executive Director Marianne Udow-Philips about the conditions …

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Huffington Post, In The Media: CHRT speaks with Huffington Post about improving senior housing options as COVID-19 ravages nursing homes

In “As COVID-19 ravages nursing homes, a new push for better senior housing,” medical writer Patricia Anstett looks at why nursing home residents, who in some states account for more than 50 percent of all COVID-19 deaths, are so vulnerable. These alarming statistics, writes Anstett, “have intensified an important discussion the nation will wrestle with for years to come: How …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Rural hospitals continue to suffer financially due to coronavirus, even hospitals with few COVID-19 patients

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces hospitals to focus on essential procedures, reducing revenues at health care facilities across Michigan, many rural hospitals are struggling to stay open. In this Michigan Health Watch series, Bridge Magazine’s Ted Roelofs examines some of the ways the coronavirus response is squeezing operating margins for rural health care providers, even if they may not be …

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Huffington Post, In The Media: Udow-Phillips in HuffPo on what’s missing in the debate over Michigan’s ongoing stay-at-home orders

Michigan has been especially hit hard by COVID-19. In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus and to reduce the strain on hospitals and healthcare workers, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued aggressive stay-at-home orders. In “Something big is getting lost in the debate over stay-at-home orders,” Jonathan Cohn, a Huffington Post reporter, explores why these guidelines have sparked …

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