Reinforcements are arriving. Welcome news, now let's get them setup.
Oregon will deploy "crisis teams" of hundreds of nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and nursing assistants to regions of the state hardest hit by a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations that have stretched hospitals to the limit, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.
COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased 990% in Oregon since July 9, according to health officials.
Under the contract, response teams will head to central Oregon to support the St. Charles Health System in Bend and Redmond areas, and to southern Oregon to support Asante hospitals in Medford, Ashland, and Grants Pass, as well as Providence-Medford Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg.
I jotted down a few things that I would consider as a Health IT leader with a couple hundred new practitioners coming aboard. Training, Cybersecurity, Documentation, Account Management to name a few. Let's get them functioning as soon as possible.
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