The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals and health systems has been enormous. According to the American Hospital Association, hospitals will experience estimated losses approaching $325 billion between March and December 2020. With mounting concerns about surging COVID-19 cases across the country, some health experts, unions, and hospital trade groups warn that local and state leaders could lack the tools to contain the virus this fall, according to USA Today.
With the pandemic continuing to impact healthcare nationwide, the hospital pharmacy is uniquely positioned to make a significant difference for patients while protecting the health of staff. Learn what one hospital pharmacy did in our case study: Key Learnings About Hospital Pharmacy During a Pandemic: And how to get ready for the next one. The case study spotlights a hospital in the Northeast and reveals strategies and actions the pharmacy team took to support patient care across the continuum during the facility’s COVID-19 patient surge.