As healthcare leaders across the country were bracing for a “twindemic” and the collision of the COVID-19 pandemic with the flu this winter, it’s likely none of them could foresee just how widespread a third wave of COVID-19 would be.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly involves, it is important for healthcare facilities to stay up to date on the latest strategies for preparation, communication and protection. For the latest interim guidance, please visit the CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities. As your trusted partner, we are ever-present during this very challenging situation and working closely with State Boards of Health under CDC guidelines to monitor continuously evolving developments. In addition, we have implemented the following measures:
As you brace for impact, we want you to know we are with you every step of the way. From our Executive Leadership to our Account Managers and Recruitment Consultants, we are working hard to ensure we provide you with the professional resources you need to endure this critical event. Please review this page for resources on preparing your facilities, answers to commonly asked questions, emerging critical needs areas and more.
There are several strategies that healthcare facilities must take in order to reduce the risk of infection among patients and staff. Learn more
We have healthcare professionals we are partnering with exclusively to provide coverage during this surge event. For critical needs across specialties for COVID-19 Support: Learn more
As we strive to keep our healthcare professionals and staff informed with the most recent developments in the coronavirus outbreak, below is a useful, easy-to-read summary of the measures we have taken at Cross Country Healthcare to keep our providers and organization informed and prepared. Cross Country Healthcare and our leaders remain committed to keeping everyone informed with up-to-date information. Your health and safety are of utmost important at all time.
Finally, we have established a COVID-19 Command Center and SWAT Team to meet the following real-time objectives:
As your trusted partner, it is incredibly important to our organization that we help you meet this challenging situation. As such, we are working diligently and quickly to meet your surge capacity needs by implementing several measures to ramp up our supply and delivery of clinicians. Cross Country Healthcare can deliver physicians, nurses and advanced practitioners in any capacity – from travel, per-diem, locums, local short-term contracts to permanent positions. We are the largest supplier of per diem staffing in the country. We are also leveraging our more than 300 aligned vendor partners nationally and locally, including our rapid response provider to meet large-scale, time-sensitive deployments. As your strategic partner, we will go above and beyond to provide you the support and insight you need during this time. To that end, we recommend the following:
Yes, we have aggressive emergency strategies, disaster preparedness and contingency plans ready and are prepared to enact rotational schedules and/or virtual workforce models as needed to ensure business continuity.
From an operations perspective we are equipped and ready to supply customers with additional staff if needed. Our rapid response team is devoted solely to answering emergency staffing needs, and we have readied our healthcare provider and supplier networks to respond to the call.
Here is a checklist for facilities that can help you implement strategies to reduce infection and prepare for impact: https://www.crosscountryhealthcare.com/blogs/covid-19-infections-vital-checklist-for-healthcare-facilities-
For comprehensive information on COVID-19 strategies to prepare for and prevent the spread of infection, as well as up-to-date information on the pandemic, we suggest monitoring the following resources:
Due to closure of Training center locations, for the American Heart Association, Cross Country Healthcare will be following the AHA’s recommendation to extend AHA Provider Cards beyond the renewal date, for up to 60 days.
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