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The Covid-19 Response in New York City
Crisis Management in the Largest Public Health System
1st Edition - March 1, 2024
Editors: Syra S. Madad, Laura G. Iavicoli, Eric K. Wei
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The COVID-19 Response in New York City: Crisis Management in the Largest Public Health System provides an historical accounting of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic through… Read more
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The COVID-19 Response in New York City: Crisis Management in the Largest Public Health System provides an historical accounting of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of the largest public health system in the United States. The book offers a roadmap to guide healthcare systems and their providers in the event of future pandemics. Readers will learn about surge staffing and level loading, as well as tips from the ED and ICUs on how to respond to an unprecedented influx of inpatients.
Written by healthcare providers who were at the epicenter of the pandemic in New York City, this book provides a sound accounting of the response to the pandemic in one of the world's largest cities.
Provides historical context of the COVID-19 response by NYC Health + Hospitals
Covers how to respond to a mass influx of patients and sustained crisis over a year+
Presents information on standing up genomic sequencing
Healthcare Providers, Emergency Managers, Healthcare Leadership, Public Health Practitioners, Anyone interested in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
1. The history of the largest public health system in the United States 2. Standing up the Emergency Response at the Epicenter of the Epicenter 3. Emergency Departments Spring into Action 4. As the Crisis Shifted to the Intensive Care Units 5. Bringing key players together, standing up incident command and communicating with everyone 6. The iterations of patient movement throughout the surge 7. Supply Chain and PPE, the Wave One Dilemma 8. Surge Staffing During a Vendor Provider Shortage 9. Fatality Management During the Worst Crisis of Our Lifetime 10. Fine Tuning the Surge Plan 11. The Invaluable Laboratory Response 12. Situational Awareness, Going from Flying Blind to Eyes on it All 13. IT – Coordinating the Technology Infrastructure of the System 14. Donations were a Full Time Job 15. Correctional Health Response to COVID-19 16. Alternate Care Sites Including Hoteling, a New Path in a Massive Surge Response 17. Behavioral Health and COVID-19 18. Keeping Track of it All 19. Testing and Tracing in the "World’s Capital" 20. Vaccinations - the Road to Normalcy and the Race Against the Variants 21. Wellness and Helping Healers Heal during the biggest crisis of our lifetime 22. The Future of the Public Health Systems
No. of pages: 250
Published: March 1, 2024
Imprint: Academic Press
Paperback ISBN: 9780443187551
Syra S. Madad
Dr. Madad is a nationally recognized public health
leader and epidemiologist in infectious disease and special pathogen
preparedness and response. She is Senior Director, System-wide Special
Pathogens Program at New York City Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest
municipal healthcare delivery system overseeing special pathogen
preparedness and response efforts across 11 acute care hospitals in addition
to post-acute/long-term care facilities and ambulatory care sites. She is
Principal Investigator of NYC Health + Hospitals Institute of Diseases and
Disaster Management and Health & Safety Lead of the Enhanced Special
Investigations Unit of NYC Test & Trace Corp. In addition, Dr. Madad is Core
Faculty in the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education
Center funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. She is a Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists and part of their COVID19 Taskforce, Alumni Fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Program and Alumni Senior Fellow in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavioral Informatics & Technological Enterprise Studies Program.
Affiliations and expertise
Senior Director, System-wide Special Pathogens Program, NYC Health + Hospitals, NY, USA
Laura G. Iavicoli
Dr. Laura Iavicoli MD is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with special expertise in Emergency Management. She has been an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Elmhurst Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Mount Sinai Medical center for 20 years where she trains and teaches Emergency Medicine Residents, Internal Medicine Residents, and Medical Students in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Iavioli serves on numerous hospital committees devoted to emergency management issues, has attended over 90 specialty seminars and training sessions in emergency preparedness over a 20-year period and has delivered over 80 presentations to hospital staff on topics pertaining to disaster preparedness, including terrorism, mass casualties, blast injuries, psychiatric effects, decon, protective equipment, et al. Dr. Iavioli has been a Disaster Relief team member for over 10 years for NYC and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Her areas of interest include: Emergency Department Emergency Management, Quality, and Sexual Assault Response Team.
Affiliations and expertise
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Eric K. Wei
Dr. Eric Wei is the Sr VP and Chief Quality Officer for NYC Health + Hospitals and the Interim Chief Executive Officer for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health system in the United States, with 11 acute care hospitals, 5 skilled nursing facilities, 60+ community health centers, a home care agency, correctional health services, and an insurance plan, MetroPlus Health. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst serves a population of approximately 2.4 million New Yorkers in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the world. Dr. Wei leads the Office of Quality and Safety, focused on fostering a culture of safety, building quality improvement capacity across all 42,000 staff, aligning improvement efforts with system vision and strategic pillars, and becoming a data driven, high reliability organization. He is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician rotating through all 11 Emergency Departments in NYC Health + Hospitals.
Affiliations and expertise
Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for NYC Health + Hospitals and Interim Chief Executive Officer for NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst, New York, NY, USA