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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 […]

Mount Sinai Takes On Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Crisis Among Health Workers

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Mount Sinai Health System announced Thursday launch of the Mount Sinai Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth, a first-of-its-kind initiative in North America designed to address the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and the lives of frontline health care providers at Mount Sinai. “Mount Sinai’s doctors, nurses, trainees, students, and clinicians […]

Resident-Driven Lean Daily Management System to Enhance Care Experience at a Safety Net Hospital

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This article studies the impact of a lean daily management system at Zuckerbreg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Objective: To describe the use of Lean in urology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, a community safety-net and trauma hospital that serves as a major teaching site for the University of California San Francisco. Methods: […]

Cleveland Clinic, Epic Develop Home Monitoring Tool for COVID-19 Patients

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Article from Modern Healthcare featuring work from Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member, Cleveland Clinic, and sponsor memeber, Epic. Cleveland Clinic worked with Epic, its electronic health record vendor, to develop and implement a COVID-19 home monitoring program that is now available for other healthcare organizations across the country to use. Collaboration among clinicians and analysts helped the […]

Five Wellness Task Force Tactics Designed to Prioritize Physician Health

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Early into the evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rush University Medical Center’s Chief Wellness Officer Bryant Adibe, MD, commissioned a special Wellness Task Force. This task force was devoted to coordinating Rush’s efforts as part of the overarching command center structure. With its collective expertise, the task force created five key mitigation tactics to reinforce […]

A Standardized Management System and an Improvement Culture allow for fast, safe, and efficient response to Covid-19

By Lisa Yerian M.D. and John Toussaint M.D. There is great concern throughout the U.S. that health systems will not be able to meet the demand of the potential exponential growth of critically ill patients with COVID-19. This is playing out in New York where some hospitals have full ICUs and too few ventilators to […]

“Pandemic Response Under Pressure: Creating Negative Pressure Rooms Without Overhauling Your HVAC System” COVID Lean Hospital Hack #3

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This is the third 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. Contact information provided at the end. In […]

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