One organization’s campaign against COVID-19 – Part 1

New York City has been at the epicenter of COVID-19, and one leading organization there met the pandemic onslaught head-on. On this episode, we’ll hear how that organization sparked innovations in care, staff support and even a key construction project to create a new dynamic and pace for the future.

 

Guest speaker:

Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, MBA

Executive Vice President

Vice Dean, Medical School

Chief of Hospital Operations

NYU Langone Health

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[02:08] Nimbleness: dealing with the unknown

[02:40] Ramping up number of executive meetings

[03:40] Innovation: accelerating the graduation of fourth-year medical students

[03:48] Innovation: accelerating an ER expansion to months instead of years

[04:10] Continuing to operate at “warp speed” and not going back

[04:27] Ramping up ICUs

[05:20] Innovations in clinical care

[06:20] Innovations in taking care of staff

[07:22] Takeaways in dealing with a COVID upsurge

[08:55] Not just a microangiopathic disease, a hypercoagulable state—use of IV heparin

[09:47] Use of low-molecular-weight heparin

 

Links | Resources:

Early Heparin therapy improves hypoxia in COVID-19 patients Click here

Health System in Pandemic Epicenter Identifies Outcomes & New Risk Factors of Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 Click here

9 ways Covid-19 may forever upend the U.S. health care industry Click here

Care for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 (JAMA, March 2020) Click here

 

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