Becker's Healthcare May 11, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital staff in New York City wore garbage bags as personal protective equipment, patients in California emergency rooms overflowed into ER hallways and Missouri nurses worked twice the normal number of shifts to make up for sick co-workers. Here’s how partnerships can better prepare hospitals for the next disaster, according to a May 11 article by The Verge.

As the pandemic slows, healthcare leaders have the opportunity to reflect on how they can be more prepared for future crises. Instead of pouring money into expanding resources, partnerships can work as a collaborative network and a shoulder to lean on.

Six ways partnerships can improve healthcare during a crisis:

  1. When small hospitals were...

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