As COVID-19 sweeps through the Navajo Nation, a hospital is accused of endangering lives
Almost all of New Mexico’s 71 nursing homes in recent years have violated rules meant to protect their most vulnerable residents from infectious disease. In total, 85 percent of the state’s facilities “failed to provide and implement an infection prevention and control program,” according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A […]
The Navajo Nation has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country. How will it cope?
In late January and early February, American public health experts warned about a possible COVID-19 epidemic, one that would almost certainly require a massive supply of hospital masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. At the same time, at least two major New Mexico hospitals were throwing those very items into the trash. “The hospital […]