Akron Children's Prepared to Help Adult Colleagues

Akron’s Children’s Hospital has developed an emergency protocol should the COVID19 pandemic reach them. Acting preemptively, they have limited visitors, removed all volunteers over age 60, and have nearly 700 employees working remotely. Feeling prepared, they’re working to help prepare hospitals that serve adult populations as well.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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