Coronavirus news and updates

News and information on our response to COVID-19. Dignity Health is part of CommonSpirit Health.

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color

MAR 4, 2021

CommonSpirit Health’s Alisahah Cole, MD, System Vice President Innovation and Policy Population Health, shares insights on why vaccine hesitancy may be more prevalent in communities of color.

The Impact of COVID-19 in Communities of Color

JAN 28, 2021

Why are minority communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19? Initial research indicates that socioeconomic factors are the primary contributor for the increased rate in minority communities.

U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 18 million

DEC 29, 2020

Dr. Thomas McGinn, executive vice president of Physician Enterprise, discussed the current state of the pandemic, the vaccine rollout, and growth in virtual care.

'My second life': California nurse walks out of hospital after 8-month COVID-19 ordeal

DEC 22, 2020

A veteran ICU nurse leaves the hospital after recovering from COVID-19.

Don't Share Your Air

DEC 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches new heights in communities across the country, Dignity Health provides a simple prescription: Dont Share Your Air.

Caring for our caregivers

OCT 12, 2020

For health care workers, the emotional strain of the COVID-19 pandemic is considerable, and balancing work while caring for loved ones at home is especially challenging. CommonSpirit Health has begun offering several new benefits to support our 125,000 health care workers during this difficult time and beyond.

We've learned a lot during this pandemic; let's put the knowledge to good use

SEP 29, 2020

We have acquired an enormous amount of actionable knowledge about the virus—how to test for and better treat it, how to prevent its spread and how to protect ourselves against it. Our infection prevention leaders share some core lessons learned.

A Salute to Nurses

SEP 29, 2020

Chief Nursing Officer Kathleen Sanford salutes the 40,000+ nursing professionals across our system's 137 hospitals in 21 states during what the World Health Organization has declared the International Year of the Nurse.

CommonSpirit Health Opens Reference Lab to Increase COVID-19 Test Capacity across the U.S.

SEP 8, 2020

"CommonSpirit Health today announced the opening of its Reference Lab, which will more than triple current COVID-19 testing for the nonprofit’s 137 hospitals and 1000+ care sites. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, CommonSpirit’s Lab will alone increase the country’s COVID-19 test capacity by 70,000 tests per week."

Here Comes the Flu

AUG 26, 2020

Flu season is almost here, and getting a flu vaccine has never been more important. By vaccinating against the flu, you are helping to reduce its spread during the COVID-19 pandemic, and helping to ensure that our health care systems can manage through this time.

What does "home from the hospital" mean to the homeless?

AUG 17, 2020

With the requirements to stay and home and socially distance in response to COVID-19, individuals experiencing homelessness are very susceptible to exposure. We’re committed to strong partnerships with other organizations that work to solve issues of health care access, housing insecurity, and homelessness, while advocating for meaningful policies in the local, state and national arenas.

“A Movement That Cannot be Silenced”: CEO Lloyd Dean on Racism and Health Care

JUL 21, 2020

Lloyd Dean, CEO, shared his thoughts on assuming the singular CommonSpirit Health CEO role, the intersection of COVID-19 and racism, and the creation of a “movement that cannot be silenced,” during a recent interview with the Advisory Board.

Preventing Coronavirus Is a Team Sport

JUL 22, 2020

Our infectious disease expert discusses why everyone plays a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Predictive Modeling Tools Help Forecast COVID-19 Cases

JUL 21, 2020

Lloyd Dean, CEO, shared his thoughts on assuming the singular CommonSpirit Health CEO role, the intersection of COVID-19 and racism, and the creation of a “movement that cannot be silenced,” during a recent interview with the Advisory Board.

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