Sam Whitehead

Sam Whitehead

Sam Whitehead covers the South for KHN from his base just outside Atlanta. He previously worked as a health care reporter for WABE, where he chronicled the COVID-19 pandemic as host of the award-winning podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Before that, he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in radio host at Georgia Public Broadcasting. He co-founded a long-running nightly news program on WRFI Community Radio in Ithaca, N.Y.He’s a graduate of Emory University.

Emergency room, emergency entrance

Decision of where to seek care is complicated by the multitude of options

By: - January 17, 2023

This article is republished from Kaiser Health News. One evening in February 2017, Sarah Dudley’s husband, Joseph, started to feel sick. He had a high fever, his head and body ached, and he seemed disoriented, she said. The Dudleys had a decision to make: go to the hospital emergency room or to an urgent care […]