Margaritaville at Sea offering free cruises from Florida for veterans, teachers
Starting Wednesday, Margaritaville at Sea is launching its "Heroes Sail Free" program giving veterans, first responders, teachers and police a free cruise to thank them for their work in the community.
Houston woman becomes nurse in honor of her beloved mother
We're highlighting a local nurse this National Nurse's Week, who unfortunately lost her more than a decade ago, but witnessing her mom's illness prompted her to switch careers and become a nurse.
US hospitals facing staffing shortages seek foreign nurses for help amid pandemic
American hospitals are looking abroad for health care workers due to a shortage of nurses during the pandemic.
NY plans COVID-19 booster mandate for healthcare workers
New York plans to require health care workers to get a COVID-19 booster.
Wisconsin requests federal help for staff-strapped hospitals
Wisconsin's top health official said Wednesday that 270 health care facilities have requested staffing help and the state has asked for medical reserve teams from the federal government to provide relief for long term care facilities facing worker shortages.
Harris to announce $1.5B investment to fight health care worker shortage
The money, which includes funds from the American Rescue Plan and other sources, will support more than 22,700 providers, marking the largest number of providers enrolled in these programs in history, according to the White House.
Nursing school applications rise amid COVID-19 burnout among staff
Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising.
LA police, fire agencies had over 200 COVID-19 outbreaks
Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to a report.
Hernando County firefighter dies from COVID-19 complications
David Hackett, 44, died from complications of COVID-19 on Saturday evening, according to Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services.
‘Can I hug you?’ COVID-19 survivor returns to personally thank ICU staff
A Georgia woman who spent three months in the ICU returns to thanks her critical care team for saving her life.
SoCal nurse, husband leave behind 5 kids, including newborn, after dying of COVID-19
A Southern California nurse leaves behind five children, including a newborn, and her husband after dying of COVID-19.
Funeral held for Austin police sergeant killed by COVID-19
APD Senior Sgt. Steve Urias died on August 26 after fighting COVID-19. He started at APD 3 decades ago and was looking forward to retirement.
COVID-19 deaths among first responders continue to increase
Despite the deaths, police officers and other first responders are among those most hesitant to get the vaccine.
Will 'compassion fatigue' and surge in COVID-19 cases discourage aspiring nursing students?
With Houston-area hospitals still experiencing an influx of COVID-19 patients and feeling beyond overwhelmed, nursing schools tell FOX 26 they're seeing a mix of students either stepping up or changing careers altogether.
Funeral held for Austin firefighter who lost battle with COVID
Firefighter Rodney Kelley had been with the Austin Fire Department for 20 years.
Healthcare workers honored at Texas Longhorns football home opener
St. David's Healthcare and the University of Texas brought employees from the hospital system down onto the field to thank them for all of their hard work during the pandemic.
`Your dad was a hero’: Austin Police Officer laid to rest
On August 25 Officer Boyd became the first APD Officer to die of COVID-19. Because of SB 22 it is presumed Boyd contracted COVID in the line of duty.
New Bay Area nursing programs hope to fill void as veteran nurses face COVID-19 burnout
The nursing field struggles to get enough staff, and some veteran nurses and doctors are leaving due to burnout from the pandemic, but new nursing programs in the Bay Area hope to reverse the trend with new recruits.
Daytona Beach police officer passes away from COVID-19, officials say
Police said that Officer Adam Webb lost his battle at 11:29 a.m. on Wednesday with his wife by his side.
Funeral arrangements set for APD officer who died after COVID battle
Officer Randolph “Randy” Boyd died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19. He will be remembered and honored on September 3.