September 22, 2021

Sept. 21 Zoom Call: COVID Check-in

Dr. Wes Stubblefield of the Alabama Department of Public Health and Huntsville Hospital CEO Jeff Samz joined us on Sept. 21 for an update on the current COVID-19 numbers and protocols.
August 12, 2021

Aug. 10 Zoom Call: COVID cases are high, but so is the momentum for vaccinations

During our August 10 Zoom call with membership, we talked about the rise in COVID cases, which is drastic right now.  A lot of people are sick and hospitals across Alabama are full, including here in Huntsville.  Resources at these hospitals are stretched, as staff members care for patients with COVID.  Elective procedures have also been put on hold. There is good momentum in recent days with the vaccine, though.
August 2, 2021

Vaccinate. Mask. Lead: A message to community & business leaders from Crestwood Medical Center CEO

Dr. Pam Hudson has this message to community and business leaders, to encourage everyone to work for the common good.
August 2, 2021

COVID-19 Viewpoint: Vaccination Efforts in Alabama

The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber and the City of Huntsville partnered to host this conversation with three Huntsville-area doctors on July 29.  Our main topic was the need for more people in our state to get vaccinated.  We continue the effort to wipe out misinformation and share facts.
June 25, 2021

Alabama Healthcare Organizations Launch Statewide Grassroots Effort to Encourage Vaccinations

With vaccinations proving to be the best weapon against the virus, and Alabama being the second worst state in terms of its vaccination rate, Alabama’s leading healthcare organizations are joining together to launch “We Can Do This Alabama” to encourage greater participation.
May 12, 2021

Web Call (May 11) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

Our guests for this meeting included Jeff Birdwell, Huntsville/Madison County EMA Director and Dr. Kimberly Robinson, Executive Director and CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
April 7, 2021

Web Call (April 6) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

Neil Lamb, Ph.D., Vice President for Educational Outreach at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, spoke during our monthly call with Chamber members on April 6.  Lamb gave an update on COVID vaccines, improvements in how many people are getting vaccinated statewide in Alabama and nationwide, and the recommendation to continue masking for a bit longer, even though Alabama's ordinance will be lifted.
March 10, 2021

Web Call (March 9) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

We hosted our monthly Zoom call with members on Tuesday, March 9. Our featured guests were representatives of Huntsville Hospital's pharmacy department, Jack Adams and Jonathan Edwards.
February 9, 2021

Web Call (Feb. 9) – Huntsville COVID Check-In

This week, Huntsville Hospital is administering up to 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day at John Hunt Park, and we talked with two hospital administrators heading up this effort.
February 9, 2021

This Week: Huntsville Hospital operating surge vaccination clinic

Huntsville Hospital is running a surge vaccination clinic by appointment only this week at the Jaycee Building at John Hunt Park, with Huntsville Police helping direct traffic flow.  The hospital is aiming to vaccinate 1,800 to 2,000 people per day.
December 9, 2020

Governor Ivey Extends Safer at Home Order

Governor Kay Ivey issued her twentieth supplemental emergency proclamation extending the Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This order extends until Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5 p.m.
September 30, 2020

Alabama’s Safer at Home order extended through Sunday, Nov. 8

Keep masking up -- Governor Kay Ivey has extended the Safer at Home Order until Sunday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. There is a new guidance for nursing homes and visitors.
August 27, 2020

Web Call (August 26): Update on virtual learning support, COVID numbers and more

We discuss the latest current events related to COVID-19 cases, virtual learning, local election results, and other topics in the news.
August 19, 2020

Web Call (August 19): HudsonAlpha Update on testing, vaccines, immunity & more

Dr. Neil Lamb and Dr. Rick Myers of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology joined us on our weekly Zoom call today. They shared the latest information about testing, vaccine development, and much more.