Healthcare organizations are being stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. Hospitals and health systems are dealing with an overwhelming volume of patients – or ramping up to do so. Smaller hospitals and independent physician practices have unique challenges as they try to determine the best way to continue serving their patients and communities. Others are seeing dramatic reductions in patient volumes and struggling with how to effectively maintain business operations in this turbulent and uncertain time.
These topics are among many questions that are being asked amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video series, subject matter experts from Spectrum Healthcare Partners will provide guidance and other resources to help patients, providers, and our communities weather this crisis, together.
In today’s segment, Herbert Cushing, M.D., chief medical officer at Spectrum Healthcare Partners will share information to help answer common questions from healthcare organizations. Dr. Cushing is an infectious disease and travel medicine specialist who has guided healthcare systems across the U.S. through many epidemics and disease outbreaks including, H1N1, SARS, and anthrax.