On this first Friday in April, the Governor extended the “stay at home” order for an additional two weeks; the President issued a “disaster declaration” for the state of Indiana (which opens up new funding streams); and the federal government appears to be supporting the wearing of masks …Continue Reading.
As I pen this update, the sun is setting and shining brightly through the window of my office, the leaves are peeking out of the buds on the trees, the spring flowers are in full bloom, and I look forward to the task of spending time this weekend mowing our lawn for the first time this year. I …Continue Reading.
Today, the Mayor of Marion County (Joe Hogsett) extended the county’s “stay-at-home” order until May 1st and it appears Governor Holcomb is considering the same action by the end of the week. In addition, the Governor kicked off the “#INthistogether” and reinforced the importance of soc…Continue Reading.
President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 proclamation declaring March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month urges people to give Americans with disabilities “the encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and achieve their full potential.” That’s something we keep in…Continue Reading.
On March 16th, I wrote an “open letter to the community” outlining the potential impact of COVID-19 on the residents of our county. On that date, there were 170,000 reported cases worldwide with 6,500 deaths. There were 3,600 cases, including 68 deaths, in the U.S. At the time, Indiana ha…Continue Reading.
On Friday, the U.S. took on the unfortunate role of leading the world in COVID-19 cases, and just two days later we have nearly doubled that number. In the next several days, the number of cases worldwide will reach the one million mark and the US will make up ¼ of this number. It is likely that…Continue Reading.
National Doctors’ Day has been observed in the United States for nearly 90 years. But this year, as America’s doctors work overtime to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, things are different. Different because the physicians who have long been on the front lines in the fight for public h…Continue Reading.
Well, if you read my update last night, you may have noticed that I predicted the U.S. would overtake Italy and China in a matter of days to become the leading country in the world for COVID-19 infections. I was wrong. It was only a matter of hours. As I write this, America has over 100,000 ind…Continue Reading.
48,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide yesterday with the total number of infected now exceeding half a million people. The United States is third highest on the list of COVID-infected countries and is poised to overtake Italy by early next week and likely China by the end of the we…Continue Reading.
Someone you love is in the hospital, recovering from COVID-19 or another health condition. You want to see them, but, because of COVID restrictions, you can’t enter the hospital. What now? Now there’s E-Visitation. Through a partnership with NineStar Connect, you can visit your loved ones at …Continue Reading.