America started to breathe a little easier once the first COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out. But experts warn that we still have a few more laps to run to beat the virus because of new variants entering the race. The Centers for Disease Control says that variants pose a threat that could reverse the improvements we’re seeing nationwide in new cases and hospitalizations.
[Our caregiver] with radiology was great. She put [my son] at ease when he was really scared [too get a kidney ultrasound]. It really helped when she let him see the different tools and explained everything to him. She really listened to him. Thanks for being thorough and kind during a stressful time for us.
The nursing staff was phenomenal … I could go on and on because all of our nurses were just wonderful. There are so many nurses, [I can’t thank them all] only because I can’t remember their names.
Someone asked me the other day how things have changed since more and more people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The truth is, it’s night and day different. As the medical director of Infectious Diseases TeleHealth at Intermountain Healthcare, I’ve had a front-row seat to the devastation caused by the virus. In the past couple of months, we’ve seen fewer cases of serious illness and death. Our ICUs and other hospital units are feeling less stress.
A few months prior to delivering my first baby, I switched jobs, which also meant switching insurances. My pregnancy was moderate to high risk, and I had the additional stress of having a new job and a new docrtor on top of everything else. I read reviews about Dr. Karen Bradley and chose her to be my provider and decided to have my baby at Intermountain Layton Hospital because the hospital is close to my home. Dr. Bradley put my fears at ease. She really prepared me and my husband for everything. The staff at Layton Hospital were wonderful! They talked me through everything. Everyone, from the nursing staff to my two midwives — Leah and Celeste — made my family’s experience fantastic! They made my child birth a seamless pleasurable experience in a situation that could have been traumatic.