By Robert A. Craven, MD, FHM, FACP
April 9, 2020 |  1
You may have seen the viral video going around on social media of my two daughters crying as I left my house earlier last week. My wife shared it on Facebook, and within a few days it had thousands of views, and various news media reached out to us for interviews. What we thought would […]

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By Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH
April 8, 2020 |  1
As healthcare professionals, we all concur that our nation has demonstrated considerable indolence in responding to the current global COVID-19 pandemic. First, it all started with our leaders adamantly denying any threat at all and an untimely response to institute stringent quarantine measures and provide adequate healthcare worker safety and ICU support. This was only […]
By Navneet Attri, MD
April 7, 2020 |  5
I am a hospitalist in a small community hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. From our first COVID-19 patients off of the infamous Grand Princess Cruise ship – when we knew nothing about this dreaded virus – until now, our knowledge hasn’t made many meaningful strides. Most tools and treatment strategies are still in […]
By Leif Hass, MD
April 4, 2020 |  2
As the Chief Well-being Officer at Alta Bates Summit in Oakland, California, I was asked a few times to talk to staff to give them some tips on coping with the stress this pandemic is producing. After some reflection and research, I compiled some tips that I hope can be helpful to keep us grounded in […]
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By Tahir Mehmood, MD & Meltiady Issa, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM
March 23, 2020 |  1
COVID-19 has posed a great challenge for healthcare workers to provide safe, uncompromised care. At our institution, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, we have created a command center as the main source of information about the virus and logistic planning. This gets updated frequently as more details surface and is communicated to all members […]
By Romil Chadha, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
April 2, 2020 |  6
On December 31, 2019, when the whole world was getting to welcome 2020, China reported its first case of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China, to the WHO Country Office in China. Today we know that it is coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by a virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus […]
March 18, 2020 |  0
Post-acute care, and in particular SNFs, are changing policies day to day, and visitation restrictions, cohorting, capacity to manage varying levels of patient acuity, and telemed capacity will vary site to site. Please note the change in CMS regulatory policy below. SNFs have waived the three-day rule: Skilled Nursing Facilities  CMS is waiving the requirement […]

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