The continued pursuit of surgical excellence amid COVID-19 — insights from 7 hospital and health system leaders
Initial surges of COVID-19 in spring 2020 put many of the nation's health systems on their heels — supply chains were disrupted, staff were spread thin and budgets were upended by halted elective procedures and facility transformations to make room for novel coronavirus patients.
Elective services and nonurgent surgical procedures have since resumed at most hospitals and surgery centers. This is good news for patients and hospitals, but it's not indicative of a return to normal. Surgical care has been transformed by new safety concerns as hospitals work to offer extra layers of protection amid the pandemic.
How health systems were navigating the surgical backlog and the industry's new normal was the topic of a Becker's advisory call conducted in conjunction with Intuitive in August. The following e-book is based on a conversation of seven hospital and health system leaders.
Organizations represented on the call were:
- HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.
- Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health System
- Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare
- Houston Methodist
- Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center
- M Health Fairview in Minneapolis
- Milwaukee-based Advocate Aurora Health
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