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Rising from sick beds, COVID medics head back to front lines

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“We were trained for this,” she added. “The world needs us.”

And always has. Perhaps from this virus global leaders will come to understand the importance to every aspect of existence, including the economies they control, of quality healthcare programs and especially the people involved on the frontlines of healthcare. Perhaps we'll see nurses and other frontline workers receive greater compensation and the execs less.

Hats off and thank you to all involved in frontline healthcare! You are heroes!

Collectively, $297.5 million in cash compensation flowed to the top paid executive at each of the 82 hospitals. We found payouts as high as $10 million, $18 million and even $21.6 million per CEO or other top-paid employee.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2019/06/26/top-u-s-non-profit-hospitals-ceos-are-racking-up-huge-profits/#6112905619df

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Thank you for your service.

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Collectively, $297.5 million in cash compensation flowed to the top paid executive at each of the 82 hospitals. We found payouts as high as $10 million, $18 million and even $21.6 million per CEO or other top-paid employee.

Foul and unnecessary.

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That's just flat out ridiculous. An average of over $3 million per CEO or top employee. And yet, paying for nurses, doctors, or just flat out charging a little less per patient is somehow impossible.

Inconceivable.

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Good to see something about the positive side of things.

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"Right now Medicare has determined that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you’ll get paid $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator, you get $39,000; three times as much. Nobody can tell me, after 35 years in the world of medicine, that sometimes those kinds of things [have] impact on what we do.

"Some physicians really have a bent towards public health and they will put down influenza or whatever because that’s their preference," Jensen added. "I try to stay very specific, very precise. If I know I’ve got pneumonia, that’s what’s going on the death certificate. I’m not going to add stuff just because it’s convenient."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/physician-blasts-cdc-coronavirus-death-count-guidelines

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Medics, paramedical workers, grocery shop keepers, police service, volunteers -They are in the forefront of world-rebuilding. May they and their loved ones be blessed with courage and good health.

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"Doctors Over the World Are Begging You: We Stay at Work for You - Please Stay at Home for Us"

https://www.distractify.com/p/stay-home-doctors-beg

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