Chief Nursing Officer Kathleen Sanford salutes the 40,000+ nursing professionals across our system's 137 hospitals in 21 states during what the World Health Organization has declared the International Year of the Nurse.
We have acquired an enormous amount of actionable knowledge about the virus—how to test for and better treat it, how to prevent its spread and how to protect ourselves against it. Our infection prevention leaders share some core lessons learned.
CommonSpirit Health today announced the opening of its Reference Lab, which will more than triple current COVID-19 testing for the nonprofit’s 137 hospitals and 1000+ care sites. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, CommonSpirit’s Lab will alone increase the country’s COVID-19 test capacity by 70,000 tests per week.
Flu season is almost here, and getting a flu vaccine has never been more important. By vaccinating against the flu, you are helping to reduce its spread during the COVID-19 pandemic, and helping to ensure that our health care systems can manage through this time.
With the requirements to stay and home and socially distance in response to COVID-19, individuals experiencing homelessness are very susceptible to exposure. We’re committed to strong partnerships with other organizations that work to solve issues of health care access, housing insecurity, and homelessness.
Lloyd Dean, CEO, shared his thoughts on assuming the singular CommonSpirit Health CEO role, the intersection of COVID-19 and racism, and the creation of a “movement that cannot be silenced,” during a recent interview with the Advisory Board.