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"Hospitals Redeploy Specialists to COVID-19 Front Lines"

  • Modern Healthcare
  • New York, NY
  • (March 30, 2020)

What used to be the heart team at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Morningside—its cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, intensivists, cardiovascular nurses—is now a COVID-19 team. As the pandemic sweeps the U.S., prominent health systems have rolled out plans to redeploy specialists who don't typically treat infectious diseases to care for patients battling the novel coronavirus. But nowhere has this shift taken on the same urgency as in New York City, which as of Monday morning had more than 36,000 COVID-19 cases.

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