Colorado hospital president: 'We remain vigilant and flexible' in coronavirus response

The president of a Colorado hospital said her organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic remains as watchful and adaptable as it was at the beginning of the outbreak.

"We started off vigilant and flexible, and we remain vigilant and flexible," Soniya Fidler, president of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo., told Becker's Hospital Review

As of 4:30 p.m. Mountain time March 18, Colorado reported 216 COVID-19 cases and two deaths.

Ms. Fidler said local and system-level subject matter experts provide the latest updates and recommendations from the World Health Organization, the CDC and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and the hospital's approach changes as precautionary measures change.

"Our teams are constantly evaluating staffing needs, supply and equipment levels, how we might handle an influx of patients, how do we sustain operations over the coming weeks and months, etc.," she said. "We also continue to look for ways to support our staff during these difficult times. It's especially important that we remember to care for each other, as that allows us to better care for our patients."


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