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Coronavirus news and updates

System news and expert information on the Dignity Health response to COVID-19.


CommonSpirit Health Celebrates 375,000 Virtual Visits

JUN 5, 2020

Our ambulatory physicians and advanced practice providers have conducted 375,000 virtual visits since the capability rapidly expanded across CommonSpirit Health in response to COVID-19. In the future, virtual will play a key role in patient care across the care continuum, offering convenience, complementing in-person visits, and improving health outcomes.

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CommonSpirit Health Begins Safely Resuming Health Care Services and Procedures

May, 2020

As many states have begun to reopen more business and services, many CommonSpirit Health care sites are safely resuming additional health care services and procedures.

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Answering the Call: CommonSpirit Strives to End Health Inequalities

MAY 15, 2020

In this Q&A, President and COO Marvin O'Quinn discusses our mission of advancing social justice for all.

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Honoring the Lives Lost to COVID-19

June 2, 2020

Rev. Tom Harshman, System Vice President, Pastoral and Spiritual Care, offers a reflection on the more than 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S.

CommonSpirit Partners with Premier to Ensure Domestic Supply of PPE

June 2, 2020

CommonSpirit Health has partnered with Premier Inc., a leading healthcare-improvement organization, to acquire a minority stake in Prestige Ameritech, that largest domestic manufacturer of face masks, including N95 respirators and surgical masks.

Los Angeles Surge Hospital and Clinical Education, Serving the Common Good During COVID-19

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 has positioned CommonSpirit Health to serve our communities in innovative ways that we never had imagined. In Los Angeles, our clinical educators stepped up to help a surge hospital open in record time.

5 Questions About Testing

May 27, 2020

What's the difference between antibody tests and molecular tests? Is "rapid" testing preferred? Our laboratory medicine experts answer your questions about COVID-19 testing.

Virtual Support Sessions Help Perinatal Women During Coronavirus Crisis

May 13, 2020

According to 2020 Mom, up to one in five perinatal women in the U.S. suffers from anxiety or depression, and that’s without the added stress of giving birth during a pandemic. Our Taking Care of Mama program is helping support pregnant women and new moms in these challenging times.

CommonSpirit Health at Home Reinvents Virtual Telehealth Monitoring and Medication Management to Protect Patients During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

APR 29, 2020

Serving 140,000 of CommonSpirit’s patients in 10 states, Health at Home fast-tracked the launch of the telehealth tools not only to serve COVID-19 patients, but also for high-risk patients who are self-isolating so they have access to biomonitoring capabilities and a delivery service that sends pre-arranged medications.

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The pandemic has exposed health disparities; we need to act on these painful lessons

JUNE 2, 2020

In this op-ed, CEO Lloyd Dean notes the health disparities intensified by COVID-19, and how we can work to build a better system in the future.

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Building on Change Beyond the Pandemic

APR 28, 2020

In his latest LinkedIn article, CommonSpirit Health CEO Lloyd Dean addresses building on progress made during the pandemic to create a healthier and more equitable world for every person.

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“The gift of hope and self-sustainability”

APR 22, 2020

How one Dignity Health hospital celebrated Earth Day during COVID-19.

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