Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Jim Kusz

Jim Kusz
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Oregon Coast Community College, Disaster Preparedness Educator

Conversation with Samaritan’s Dr. Ogden about COVID-19

The other day, I reached out to Lesley Ogden, MD, CEO of both Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, to get some insight on the Covid-19 situation on the central Oregon coast, and what this may mean for society and healthcare in the future.

Signs of the Times

The other day I was sitting at my kitchen table working on my computer in my pajama pants, t-shirt and slippers, sipping on a cup of coffee. I hadn't shaved in a week. Self-quarantining isn’t so bad! 

Perspective on COVID-19

This pandemic is referred to as the worst, and that we (the global community) have never seen anything like this. Well that simply isn't correct when we look through the lens of history.

Superheroes wear masks

You've probably seen photos of hospital healthcare workers with bruises on their faces from hours of wearing a facemask while working with COVID-19 patients -- they truly are superheroes and angels of mercy.

COVID, Climate and 2020

2020 has been a strange year, globally, nationally and personally -- and it isn’t over yet.

It’s a small world after all

In my community college course we discuss how Earth’s population growth can impact our environment and increase disasters.

COVID Holidays: Virtual drinks with the family

It seems that everybody is doing it -- connecting through technology. My wife, Diane has been conducting city council business and meetings virtually now for nearly a month.  Everyone is sending selfies and Face timing as we continue to social distance from each other and stay home.

Earth Day 2020

The first Earth Day was 50 years ago and I was a freshman in high school. Earth Day seemed to be a ray of hope on the horizon for saving the planet.