Hospital Leaders Say COVID-19 Is Worst Health Crisis of Their Career

After living through the first four months of emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare leaders are stepping back to assess the longer-term challenges they are facing from this unprecedented health threat.

  • The COVID-19 crisis has exposed many cracks in our healthcare system
  • COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise throughout the U.S., with no end in sight
  • The use of telehealth is booming as a result of the need to maintain social distancing during the pandemic
  • Not only were hospitals absorbing the influx of COVID-19 patients and subsequent supply shortages, they were also suffering large financial losses as profitable elective surgeries and primary care appointments were being postponed

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PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article was considered current at the time of its publishing, 7/30/20. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-evolving disaster due to new findings, data, and availability of resources. Please refer to the CDC website for the latest detailed information when you need it.

April 1, 2021