Christina Jewett, senior correspondent with the KHN enterprise team, is writing about health care workers dying of COVID-19 for the Lost on the Frontline project. The Phoenix is publishing her work in an arrangement with Kaiser Health News.
They went into hospitals with heart attacks, kidney failure, or in a psychiatric crisis. They left with COVID-19 — if they left at all. More than 10,000 patients were diagnosed with COVID in a U.S. hospital last year after they were admitted for something else, according to federal and state records analyzed exclusively for KHN. […]