Planning Resiliency as Pediatric Hospitals Accept Adult COVID Patients

07/22/20

As cases of COVID-19 continue to soar across the country, and with adults having a much higher risk than children of serious illness, pediatric hospitals face the prospect of being amenable to sharing their critical ICU resources for adult patients who are in need during the pandemic.

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7 Considerations for Reactivating Operations and Preparing for COVID-19 Surges

07/06/20

As we shift our focus from initial response to preparing for surges in cases, here are key emerging practices Vizient member hospitals are using for reactivating operations and adopting agility.

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‘Care to discuss? Online?’ Tips for Communicating Virtually During COVID

06/30/20

Virtual events may be nothing new for a lot of us, but to some they represent a change from the usual routine.

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The Power of a Wave

06/25/20

It’s impossible to predict what will come out of this pandemic. Hopefully some of the inevitable changes will leave us better than we were before. 

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Resuming Elective Surgeries During COVID-19

06/11/20

As organizations begin to adapt to the new normal, clearly things are not just business as usual. Regardless of where your hospital is as it relates to resuming elective cases, it’s never too early to start planning. 

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Why Now? What’s Changed? What Patients Think About Seeking Health Care Services During COVID

05/15/20
As America begins to open back up for business, many of us are asking why now, what’s changed? We’ve been told for weeks, even months, to stay home. So what’s different? What makes it safe now?  More

5 Key Steps to Prepare Your Hospital for an Emergency

05/14/20
On any given day, hospitals must be prepared to manage whatever emergency situation comes their way. From tornado and earthquake recovery to active shooter situations and cybersecurity threats, regulations and standards are established to cover a wide range of circumstances.  More

A Paradox and a Playground: What We Learned From a Virus

05/07/20
Depending on where you grew up, you might refer to the contraption as either a see-saw or a teeter-totter. The ones I knew as a kid were nothing more than a long board fastened at its center to a fulcrum. More

A Bouncing Ball and Economic Recovery From the Pandemic

04/22/20
In the second half of the 1960s, the same company that brought us the Frisbee and the Hula Hoop introduced a new toy and the simple act of bouncing a ball would never be the same. More

5 Pieces of Folk Wisdom to Help Address COVID-19 Workforce Shortages

04/07/20
The modern world has not encountered a pandemic like COVID-19, which has many organizations scrambling to identify the best way to deal with the massive toll it will inevitably take on the U.S. health care system and its workforce.  More