Keeping transport, environmental services staff safe: 14 COVID-19 strategies from Northwell Health

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

The safety of workers has been a high priority for hospitals and health systems across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, and New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is no exception. 

New York's largest healthcare provider, for example, implemented several strategies specifically targeting the safety of patient transport staff and environmental services workers, whose duties include cleaning patient rooms and changing bed linens.

Here are Northwell Health's strategies for minimizing exposure to patient transport staff, provided to Becker's by Jennifer Marchese, associate director of patient logistics at the health system's Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospital.

Here are Northwell Health's strategies for protecting environmental services staff, provided to Becker's by Oliver Perez, director of support services at the health system's North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.


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