What has it been like handling the COVID-19 pandemic day to day in a busy hospital? Dr. Adam Jarrett, Chief Medical Officer at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey and co-author of: “In the Time of COVID: One Hospital’s Struggles and Triumphs,” joins Michael Hill to discuss the daily effort to save lives and keep staff safe.
They’ve stockpiled masks and gowns. They’ve reopened the COVID-only patient units created as the pandemic peaked last spring. But as New Jersey hospital officials brace for another rising tide of sick coronavirus patients, the resource they worry most about is human.
Holy Name Medical Center may very well have been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey, if not the country, in the spring. ROI-NJ NJ’s inside look at the hospital on March 14 — when most in the state didn’t fully understand the gravity of the situation — unfortunately foreshadowed what was to come.