23
March
2020
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07:22 PM
America/New_York

HSS CEO Lou Shapiro on reallocating 85% of resources to battle COVID-19

Health Evolution conducts a Q&A with Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of HSS, about how HSS is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

“The balance of our resources, supplies, human resources and fiscal capacity are being repurposed to enable us to provide essential care more broadly and differently. And importantly, for us to allocate all excess resources to join forces with NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical Center to win this battle we’re in,” says Mr. Shapiro.

Mr. Shapiro explains the four principles that are guiding HSS through the crisis: protect staff, protect patients, protect the organization and contribute to solving this problem.

When asked about the long-term impact on the healthcare industry, Mr. Shapiro states that he’s seeing organizations over individuals, and societies over organizations. “That’s promoting a level of teamwork that is unlike everything I’ve seen within the organization, across organizations and across populations. That’s a change we need to make in the long term.”

Read the full article at HealthEvolution.com.