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Albany Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Dennis McKenna

October 2020: ICU Nurse Jennifer Bejo says single-use N95 respirators are being “decontaminated” for reuse at AMC.
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Nurses at Albany Medical Center have decided to hold a one-day walkout in their contract dispute with the hospital. Albany Med officials says they are prepared.

The symbol of medicine, the caduceus.
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More than 5 million Americans have lost their employer-sponsored health plans during the pandemic, and have not secured alternate health insurance. That’s according to a study by nonprofit consumer health care advocacy group Families USA.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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New COVID-19 numbers are coming in as the pandemic claims more victims in the Albany area.

Albany Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Dennis McKenna
Albany Medical Center

Although the worst impacts are being felt downstate, the coronavirus pandemic is an acute concern at hospitals across upstate New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Albany Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Dennis McKenna.