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Preview: Second Surge at Hospitals

Although Valley-area hospitals are far more prepared for the Omicron surge than previous waves, challenges remain due to Omicron’s highly contagious nature.  

Dr. Larry Kidd is the chief clinical officer and chief nurse executive at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia. He reported as of Jan. 10, the hospital is seeing about a 25 percent decrease in hospitalized patients compared to that same date last year, when the last significant surge occurred. 

“The numbers are still significant,” Kidd wrote in a follow up email.

Read the full story in the Jan. 17 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. 

Antonio Pequeño IV
Antonio Pequeño IV
Antonio “Tony” Pequeño IV is a reporter covering health care, finance and law for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. He specializes in reporting on some of the biggest names in the Valley’s biotechnology sector. In addition to his work with the Business Journal, Tony has reported with BuzzFeed News on the unsupervised use of Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition technology. Tony, who also conducts freelance reporting, graduated from the USC’s Master of Science in Journalism program in 2021. He is in his fifth year as a journalist as of 2021.

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