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As a division of SCHA, our mission is to serve members by providing solutions to “pain points,” those day-to-day operational problems and challenges that come with running a top-quality healthcare facility.  Our goal is to be the top-of-mind, first-call resource for healthcare leaders looking for ways to ease their pain.  For more information, visit Solvent Networks, follow us on Linked In or watch our video HERE!  Please also continue to monitor SCHA’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates.

 

Strong Leadership and a Supportive Culture are Key to Recruiting and Retaining Physicians in the New Normal

The psychological impact of COVID-19 on frontline healthcare workers, including physicians, is yet to be fully realized and understood. From initial worries about having enough PPE to working endless hours treating those afflicted with the virus, the past several months has taken a toll.  Read more by Jackson Physician Search HERE.

 

PPE Disposal: Keeping Employees and Customers Safe as America Returns to Work

As states lift shelter-in-place restrictions, businesses are beginning to open back up. However, like many aspects of our lives, our workplaces look a little different now than they did a few months ago.

A lot of companies are adopting modified work environments to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and safeguard employees and customers. To do this, they are implementing a range of precautions, including setting up workstations that are six feet apart, conducting daily temperature checks, engaging in on-site testing and requiring the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, gloves and face shields.

As part of this effort, companies are considering how to treat the PPE and testing supplies involved in virus prevention. Out of an abundance of caution, many are opting to classify these materials as regulated medical waste (RMW), which requires a special type of waste container and a specific process for safe and secure disposal and treatment.

Although this strategy is not required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or any other regulatory body, it can give your company and employees peace of mind that you are diligent about keeping materials and PPE that may have come into contact with COVID-19, out of the municipal waste stream.  Read more about managing PPE waste in the workplace HERE.

 

In the Midst of the COVID-19 Surge and Moving into a New Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the health care market, and many members are taking action to stabilize operations and resume services that were suspended as the surge loomed. Vizient continues to provide information and learning opportunities not only to help deal with COVID-19 patient care, but also to address urgent needs related to financial stability.

  • The Disaster Preparedness page on vizientinc.com is updated regularly with supply, clinical and learning resources to help you manage operations during and after the COVID-19 surge. Members can also request assistance regarding supply chain or other issues by contacting us at mailto:disasterresponse@vizientinc.com.
  • And a new area of vizientinc.com helps members develop strategies to reduce costs, improve supply chain reliability, ensure quality and reignite the revenue engine while building the future of health care.

If your hospital or health system is interested in learning more about partnering with Vizient, contact Lara Hewitt with Solvent Networks.

Contact Solvent Networks to set up a meeting with any of our endorsed partners or SCHA corporate sponsors. We’re here for the health of your business.

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Important information about COVID-19 from Solvent Networks