March 09, 2022
Methodist Hospital has been recognized among America’s leading hospitals for early COVID-19 care, as published by HealthGrades in March. Twenty-four U.S. hospitals were acknowledged for providing best-in-class COVID-19 care to their patients and community during the first wave of the pandemic.
In the midst of uncertainty, Methodist Hospital acted quickly to implement strategies to support staff and patients. Leaders featured among the top 24 hospitals shared their perspectives on what they are most proud of regarding their team’s COVID-19 response in order to successfully deliver care and best support doctors and nursing staff during challenging times.
“We engaged our medical staff leaders and clinicians to identify emerging practices to protect our staff and serve our patients,” commented Dan Miller, chief executive officer of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “We were tightly connected with the bedside and with HCA around emerging best practices. We had a commitment to learn from others and ourselves.”
Throughout the pandemic, Methodist Hospital has maintained a high level of support for physicians and nurses. “We listen deeply and develop actions that incorporate the expertise and experience of our skilled clinicians,” commented Jane Appleby, MD, chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital. “We created forums and a culture that acknowledged the contributions of clinical teams, honored the efforts and challenges that were evolving and expressed our gratitude for the service, sacrifice and woundedness that care teams experienced, realizing that the effects of the pandemic are deep and pervasively affecting everyone.”
With the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic approaching, Miller says he is most proud of the safety record upheld of employees and medical staff as well as the outcomes for the patients under their care.
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