Christ Hospital making adjustments, innovations continue
Christ Hospital, like all hospitals, is on the frontlines of the war against the coronavirus.
From the 1500 medical staff employees to 5,000 other employees, Christ Hospital has adjusted since announcing March 19 curtailment of a host of services and closings of facilities. The changes impact the hospital’s operating revenues significantly, and many hospital employees are making sacrifices. But innovations continue: Dean Kereiakes, MD, Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, received FDA approval for trialing a breakthrough approach in the fight against COVID-19 with plasma. Christ Hospital is now offering video visits so you can receive care while staying safe. Learn more or schedule an appointment: https://www.thechristhospital.com/services/additional-services/video-visits
“Doctors, advanced practice providers, nurses, and all other caregivers who are directly on the front lines – providing patient care in the fight against COVID-19 – will be fully supported and financially protected at 100% of pay,” the hospital stated. “All employees not on the front line will be re-deployed as much as possible or will be guaranteed financial stability at 75% of regular wages for the next month.”
“As a network, we are all in this together – and are committed to doing everything we can to care for those working tirelessly on the front line and, ultimately, our patients,” Christ Hospital CEO Arturo Polizzi said in a statement. “The Christ Hospital is a nationally ranked hospital because of our staff, and we will be there for them even in these challenging times.”