The toolkit CommonSpirit sent its 137 hospitals for resuming elective surgeries

Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health outlined the steps it wants its hospitals to take when resuming elective surgeries.

The nine-step plan uses a joint statement from the American Hospital Association and other medical groups as a framework. In each section, CommonSpirit has specific checklist points for its 137 hospitals to follow. 

Here are the nine main sections of the roadmap. For specifics, view the whole toolkit here.  

1. Timing for reopening of elective surgery

2. COVID-19 testing within a facility

3. Personal protective equipment 

4. Case prioritization and scheduling 

5. Post-COVID-19 issues for the five phases of surgical care

6. Collection and management of data

7. COVID-related safety and risk mitigation surrounding second wave

8. Additional COVID-19-related issues

9. Communications plan 

More articles on strategy:
HCA, Mayo Clinic, Amazon + 15 other companies form COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition
Cleveland Clinic's strategy in 2020 and beyond: 6 takeaways
Former GE exec finds way to cut healthcare costs — and US hospitals are out of the equation

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2021. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars