Creating More Resilient Healthcare Facilities: Steps to Take Today to More Rapidly Prepare for a Winter COVID Surge
The winter surge of the COVID-19 pandemic is here. This time there is no epicenter, the spread of the virus has accelerated across the United States. Some healthcare systems just this summer were able to transition from COVID-dedicated spaces back to general patient care areas. Now they are faced with converting back again to respond to the rising hospitalizations.
As healthcare facility managers navigate these changes, many are focused on building in stronger levels of flexibility and resiliency to more rapidly navigate the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure the safety of patients and staff. For facilities management there are several key considerations to address today to successfully achieve this level of flexibility tomorrow.