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Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member Torrance Memorial (TM) is a 610-bed hospital in California. Leadership, for years, has embraced respect for people as the principle underlying all their actions. It’s one thing to give lip service to “our people are our most important asset” it’s another thing to show it through action. When Covid hit […]

WellSpan Health, Letterkenny Partner on the Frontlines of COVID-19

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There was no script or plan etched in stone that had simple answers or even protocol as potential supply shortages loomed ahead of WellSpan Health’s COVID-19 journey. Instead, leaders within the organization took a proactive approach by fostering relationships to secure necessary resources needed to care for communities and staff, including a special partnership with […]

Seattle Children’s Reverse Engineers COVID-19 Resource Crisis with Stratasys and Materialise Collaboration

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At Seattle Children’s, the Improvement and Innovation Department is driven by their commitment to helping faculty and staff find new and better ways to serve their patients, families, and team members. This shared resource spans the organization and includes services such as coaching, consulting, design engineering, education, project management, and simulation. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

UMass Memorial CEO Commits to Avoiding Layoffs, Furloughs

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UMass Memorial Health Care has taken a financial beating during the coronavirus pandemic, as it, like other hospital systems, has forgone revenue-generating procedures during the outbreak. But the Worcester-based system is committed to not laying off or furloughing any workers despite the financial hit, President and CEO Eric Dickson said in a staff memo Wednesday. […]

Podcast, The Lens – COVID-19 6. How a Strategy Deployment System Increases Ability and Agility to Navigate Through COVID-19

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            Catalysis faculty member and author of Patient-Centered Strategy, Jeff Hunter to discuss some of the questions that he has been hearing from healthcare leaders on how COVID-19 is and should impact their strategy deployment process. Visit our podcast channel Or find The Lens, by Catalysis wherever you get your […]

Mercy Creates Bubble Environment for High-Risk Surgery

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The extremely contagious nature of COVID-19 during certain procedures led a Mercy team to create a new operating “bubble” that allows surgeons to perform an open tracheostomy on the sickest patients without moving them to the operating room. Tracheostomy is high risk for the surgery team because of the aerosolization that occurs when a breathing […]

“In the Zone: ‘Clean and Contaminated’ Demarcation to Improve Staff Flow and Conserve PPE” COVID Lean Hospital Hack #4

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By Lucy Xenophon at Mount Sinai Morningside This is the fourth edition in a series of write-ups on innovations that Mount Sinai Morningside hospital has implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. We hope you find the accounts of our agile response useful and we encourage you to reach out with any questions. […]

Finishing the Marathon: Hospital CNOs Offer Advice to Colleagues Amid Pandemic

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Hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are balancing clinical and workforce priorities as they experience the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for what’s next. Executives have adjusted their strategies and operations to ensure patients receive quality care and that employees are supported mentally and emotionally. Here, nursing leaders from hospitals and health […]