Harvard Law School – The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School will present: How to Run a Hospital during a Pandemic:Hospital Administration Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Time of COVID-19, Tomorrow on June 30 at 12 pm.
Hospital administration is complex during the best of times. Hospitals are now struggling to respond to the surge of COVID-19 patients, including obtaining enough PPE, ventilators, and other materials. They must also manage a sharp decrease in revenue from a pause on most other medical procedures. Hospitals are also considering the needs of their workforces, both in terms of overwhelmed clinicians treating COVID-19 patients and providers with little to no work because their practices have been put on pause.
This panel will discuss the challenges facing hospitals during the pandemic, including workforce, financial, and supply chain concerns. How can hospitals “rise to the occasion?” What duties do they owe to their employees, their patients, their board of trustees or shareholders, and their communities?
- Rina K. Spence, former President and CEO, Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA; advisor to the Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law Project, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
- John Fernandez, President of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA
- Bruce J. Flanz, President and CEO, MediSys Health Network, Queens, NY
- Moderator: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Due to the ongoing closure of Harvard University, this event will be held entirely online. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and password the day before the event.
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