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Excela Health begins vaccine distribution

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For the past nine months, the focus at Excela Health has stayed on helping patients with COVID-19, but that came with concerns for so many working on the front-lines.Those concerns are now starting to be put at ease. Excela Health began distribution of about 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday.”This means that I won’t need to be fearful of exposing my family unnecessarily,” Physician Nicole Bosley said. “It means one more step closer to normal.”Karen Adamoski was among those getting the vaccine. She is a clinical nurse coordinator in Excela Westmoreland Hospital’s Gastrointestinal Laboratory. Her unit recently shifted to cover an increase of COVID-19 patients.”We’re hosting nine COVID-19 patients right now and happy to do so,” Adamoski said. “We can see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we’re so happy about that.”Excela Health officials are expecting an additional 2,700 doses of the vaccine in the coming weeks, as the crisis within hospitals continues to reach new heights. “We still have doctors and other health care workers working double and triple shifts so they can care for the patients that keep coming in,” Denise Addis, Vice President of Cardiovascular Service Line said.The vaccine is not mandatory for Excela Health staff. Officials said about 70% of employees registered to get inoculated.

For the past nine months, the focus at Excela Health has stayed on helping patients with COVID-19, but that came with concerns for so many working on the front-lines.

Those concerns are now starting to be put at ease. Excela Health began distribution of about 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday.

“This means that I won’t need to be fearful of exposing my family unnecessarily,” Physician Nicole Bosley said. “It means one more step closer to normal.”

Karen Adamoski was among those getting the vaccine. She is a clinical nurse coordinator in Excela Westmoreland Hospital’s Gastrointestinal Laboratory. Her unit recently shifted to cover an increase of COVID-19 patients.

“We’re hosting nine COVID-19 patients right now and happy to do so,” Adamoski said. “We can see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we’re so happy about that.”

Excela Health officials are expecting an additional 2,700 doses of the vaccine in the coming weeks, as the crisis within hospitals continues to reach new heights.

“We still have doctors and other health care workers working double and triple shifts so they can care for the patients that keep coming in,” Denise Addis, Vice President of Cardiovascular Service Line said.

The vaccine is not mandatory for Excela Health staff. Officials said about 70% of employees registered to get inoculated.

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