pandemic

Times Union: Hospitals Limit Non-Urgent Surgery as Coronavirus Surges in Albany Area

December 23, 2020

Leaders from several regional hospitals held a news conference on December 22, 2020, to update the community on the COVID-19 pandemic including vaccination efforts, record hospitalizations, and a pause on non-urgent surgeries. Steven Hanks, M.D., chief clinical officer for St. Peter's Health Partners, appeared in the Times Union's coverage of the event.  [...]

Eddy Hawthorne Ridge Residents Help Bury 2020 COVID Time Capsule

October 23, 2020

On Oct. 22, residents of Eddy Hawthorne Ridge, The Eddy's senior living community in East Greenbush, helped bury a special time capsule on campus as a way to commemorate the unprecedented times we have experienced this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

WRGB: Emergency Room Visits Down Because People Afraid to Get Care

April 22, 2020

Steven Hanks, M.D., chief clinical officer for SPHP, spoke to CBS6 News about the growing concerns within the medical community that people are not seeking necessary medical care for fear of contracting COVID-19. The message to everyone is that our hospitals are safe and people in need of emergency care should still seek it. [...]