April 6, 2020

Weekly review: Running short on PPE? Contact these 9 types of local businesses now.

Daily Briefing

    3 ways to be a strong leader in these turbulent times (Monday, March 30)
    In many organizations right now, emotions are heightened and circumstances stressful—and many health care leaders are acutely feeling the burden of leading through turbulence. Advisory Board's Craig Pirner shares three things leaders can do to meet the moment.

    Running short on PPE? Contact these 9 types of local businesses now. (Tuesday, March 31)
    Shortages of PPE (personal protective equipment) are mounting and they are a stressor for both hospital staff and patients. Advisory Board's Steven Berkow and Abigail Hennen share how some hospitals are looking locally and outside of health care to bolster supplies—and the types of businesses you should be turning to for help.

    'Do your planning now': EvergreenHealth CNO's stark warning to American hospitals (Wednesday, April 1)
    EvergreenHealth unexpectedly became the first U.S. acute care hospital with Covid-19 patients and has been at the forefront of early learnings ever since. Mary Shepler, CNO at EvergreenHealth, spoke with Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer about the hospital's early experiences and key advice she would give to health care executives that are bracing for a Covid-19 surge.

    The surge capacity checklist: The steps to take now to prepare for Covid-19's peak (Thursday, April 2)
    The most recent numbers project that the United States will face peak hospital resource use and deaths from Covid-19 in two weeks. Advisory Board's Virginia Reid shares your must-read Covid-19 checklist to prepare for increased patient demand, redeploy staff to care for Covid-19 patients, and shore up all available PPE and ventilators.

    America finally has more Covid-19 tests—but too little capacity to process them. Here are 3 ways labs are responding. (Friday, April 3)
    As more diagnostic tests for Covid-19 enter the market to meet continued demand, providers and suppliers are starting to tackle the next challenge of Covid-19 testing: processing capacity. Advisory Board's Abby Burns highlights three emerging solutions to the latest testing hurdle.

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