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CommonSpirit Health Celebrates 375,000 Virtual Visits

June 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

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.

New Partnership for Domestic Supply of PPE

June 2, 2020

Through a new partnership, CommonSpirit Health has acquired a stake in the largest domestic manufacturer of face masks, including N95 respirators and surgical masks. This creates more resilience in our supply chain and helps provide our workforce with the supplies it needs to deliver care safely.

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.

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.

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 Begins Safely Resuming Health Care Services and Procedures

May 8, 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.

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.

Addressing the Crisis of Violence During COVID-19

APR 21, 2020

CommonSpirit Health is committed to addressing the public health crisis of violence. Through the alignment of existing programs from Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, we now have a holistic model for both responding to and preventing violence.

Acting To Sustain our Care and Support Our People

APR 17, 2020

The public-health crisis caused by COVID-19 is placing intense strain on our health care resources, and the response from our clinicians and staff is nothing short of heroic. We must continue to act to make sure we can keep providing patient care and supporting our employees. Today we are taking additional steps to do just that, including a salary deduction for our CEOs and executive leadership team.

CommonSpirit Health pledges ventilators for national COVID-19 'Dynamic Ventilator Reserve'

APR 14, 2020

CommonSpirit Health is participating in a new public-private effort to identify, manage and move ventilators needed by hospitals across the country treating a surge of COVID-19 patients.

Surge Hospital Opens for COVID-19 Patients

APR 06, 2020

State of California, County of Los Angeles Partner with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’

CommonSpirit Health Statement on Universal Masking Practices at Care Facilities

APR 03, 2020

CommonSpirit Health released the following statement regarding its practice around universal masking at its care facilities across the country.

CommonSpirit Health Repurposes Hospital Cafeterias Into Grocery Stores

APR 1, 2020

CommonSpirit Health is providing its caregivers safe and convenient access to essential grocery items in short supply at retail stores by turning its hospital cafes into grocery stores.

Virtual Care and Intelligent Automation Tools Help CommonSpirit Health’s Caregivers at 1,000+ Care Sites Triage Patients and Reduce Transmission of COVID-19

APR 2, 2020

The rapid expansion of automated technologies and virtual care is powering the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. CommonSpirit Health has scaled virtual visits and AI-enabled assessments and screenings to millions of patients across 21 states in a matter of weeks.

CommonSpirit Health Restricts Non-Emergency Surgeries

MAR 27, 2020

CommonSpirit Health, which has hundreds of hospitals and clinics serving patients across 21 states, has implemented restrictions on non-emergency surgeries throughout its system in order to create and preserve surge capacity and personal protective equipment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate.

CommonSpirit Health to Suspend Patient Billing for the Testing and Treatment of COVID-19

MAR 17, 2020

CommonSpirit Health, which has hundreds of hospitals and clinics serving patients across 21 states, will suspend sending patient bills related to the testing and treatment of COVID-19.


From our experts

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

APR 28, 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.

From our experts

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.

Addressing Health Disparities During COVID-19

APR 21, 2020

Speaking as part of a panel discussion for the recent Social Innovation Summit, Jahmal Miller, VP of Equity and Inclusion, discusses how Commonspirit is addressing health disparities during COVID-19.

Telemedicine gets boost from COVID-19 outbreak

APR 17, 2020

Dr. Kathleen Jordan discusses how physicians and patients have warmed to telemedicine.

Coronavirus Found to Have Effect on Heart and Brain

APR 17, 2020

The novel coronavirus has a wide variety of symptoms, which shows that it effects more organs than just the lungs. Dr. Kathleen Jordan, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at CommonSpirit Health's Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, joined Cheddar to discuss.

Addressing Health Disparities During COVID-19

APR 17, 2020

Speaking as part of a panel discussion for the recent Social Innovation Summit, Jahmal Miller, VP of Equity and Inclusion, discusses how Commonspirit is addressing health disparities during COVID-19.

Coronavirus Found to Have Effect on Heart and Brain

APR 17, 2020

The novel coronavirus has a wide variety of symptoms, which shows that it effects more organs than just the lungs. Dr. Kathleen Jordan, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at CommonSpirit Health's Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, joined Cheddar to discuss.

Telemedicine gets boost from COVID-19 outbreak

APR 17, 2020

Dr. Kathleen Jordan discusses how physicians and patients have warmed to telemedicine.

Dr. Marijka Grey Discusses the Benefits of Virtual Visits

APR 10, 2020

Through virtual visits, you can see a doctor without leaving your home.

How does COVID-19 end?

APR 13, 2020

Infectious Disease specialist Dr. Kathleen Jordan addresses immunizations and herd immunity.

What helps caregivers the most?

APR 5, 2020

Dr. Marijka Grey discusses the actions that truly help caregivers as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Nicholas Testa: How hospitals prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients

APR 03, 2020

Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Nicholas Testa discusses how hospitals prepare for coronavirus cases, and the key differences between New York and Los Angeles.


COVID-19

COVID-19: What Might Recovery Look Like?

APR 21, 2020

The answer may be different for everyone, depending on how they are experiencing this pandemic. We look at how recovery could look from several perspectives. In each case, all of us have a role to play.

Taking Care of Our Own

APR 06, 2020

The response to COVID-19 from our amazing physicians, nurses, respiratory techs, and other caregivers has been nothing short of inspiring. And we have made it our top priority to make sure they feel supported and stay healthy during this difficult time.


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