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Hospital Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wiersch, Jacob (2021) Hospital Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Hospital operations is a broad description of a complex field, but its complexity does not diminish its importance. Delivering health to communities is challenging, and even minor hiccups can cause severe ripple effects. In 2020, the globe was faced with an unprecedented public health crisis, which presented an unprecedented disruption to healthcare. Hospitals were quick to respond, but as the crisis in the US has surpassed one year, many hospitals are coming to terms with the unsustainability of interventions that were never intended to be long-term solutions. Healthcare at its core is about people – both patients and staff – but if corrective action is not taken immediately, the long-term impact on the wellbeing of communities has tremendous public health significance. This document sets forth an account of hospital operations throughout the pandemic, highlights the challenges faced by operational leaders, and makes recommendations for policy leaders to address the shortcomings of the current model.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wiersch, Jacobjaw237@pitt.eduJaw237
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFriede, Samuelfriede@pitt.edufriedeUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGiuntella, Oseaosea.giuntella@pitt.eduosea.giuntellaUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberZell, Kathleenzellka@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 10 May 2021
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 47
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 21:32
Last Modified: 10 May 2021 21:32
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/40791

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