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Coronavirus news and updates

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


“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.

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Our commitment to safe care: What to expect in our clinics

JUN 4, 2020

We are continuing to take a number of steps to ensure the safety of our patients, clinicians and staff. Please watch to hear about some of these measures and don’t delay your care. We’re here when you’re ready.

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Preventing Coronavirus Is a Team Sport

JUL 21, 2020

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

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Update: Virtual Perinatal Support Sessions to Continue Through December 2020

JUL 14, 2020

Our virtual Taking Care of Mama program is helping support pregnant women and new moms in these challenging times. And sessions have just been extended through December 2020!

Predictive Modeling Tools Help Forecast COVID-19 Cases

JUN 22, 2020

De-identified cell phone data, public health data, and data from our own care sites can help forecast changes in health care demand and prepare for upticks of COVID-19 patients as communities nationwide relax social distancing orders.

The Significance of Juneteenth and Moving Forward with a Just and Equitable Health Care System

JUN 18, 2020

At a moment when the racial divide in our country just might be reaching a tipping point, I am hopeful as I see more people acknowledging the role that #Juneteenth played in demonstrating how we can overcome oppressive systems, structures, and institutions.

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.

Honoring the Lives Lost to COVID-19

JUN 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

JUN 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.

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Wearing a Mask to Protect your Neighbors

AUG 3, 2020

CEO Lloyd Dean reminds us that it takes a community to prevent the spread of COVID-19 -- everyone must wear a mask.

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Virtual Ethics Consultation: A Digital Approach

JUL 21, 2020

As healthcare moves to virtual care, especially in our current COVID19 environment, Kevin Murphy, Senior Vice President of Mission Innovation, Ethics and Theology, talks with experts about virtual ethics discussions or consultations.

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Leveraging Data and AI to Reimagine Health Care After the Pandemic

JUL 21, 2020

Chief Strategic Innovation Officer Rich Roth discusses the important role technology will continue to play in healthcare even after COVID-19.

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