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Children’s hospitals and health systems across the country have experienced an influx of young people coming into their emergency departments for mental health-related emergencies. Such increases add to growing concerns that the nation is now facing an epidemic within a pandemic of children with undiagnosed, unmanaged and untreated mental health disorders.
There’s been no shortage of stories about the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic put on the economy and people’s lives, but it also forced the healthcare industry to rethink processes, workflow and how to more efficiently care for patients. At Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the pandemic spurred innovation.
The winter storms that swept through much of the country in mid-February caused a significant disruption in COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The Houston Methodist system was in the thick of it all, contending with everything from crowded emergency departments to quickly standing up a vaccination event to assist the county health department.
Throughout 2020, healthcare organizations were forced to turn inward to help staff not only confront the stress related to a global pandemic, but also issues around social injustice. For Tanya Blackmon, the focus is on creating a workplace where differences are celebrated and diversity is a “strategic lever.”