Jashanpreet Singh, MD, FACP, SFHM
Each day, we're inundated with news about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it continues to strain our health care system and resources. With more than 1.15 million positive cases in the United States and over 67,000 deaths as of this writing, it has been a scary yet humbling experience for everyone. There is no doubt this pandemic will be a defining moment in health care for several reasons.
From supply chain disruptions and personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilator shortages to exhausted caregivers — both physically and mentally — this event has pushed the envelope on finding answers from federal and state authorities. Hospital administrations are working harder than ever to rise to the challenge and do what is best for their frontline staff and, more importantly, the patients and the communities they serve.