Our hospitals have been celebrated for their role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have watched the images of doctors, nurses and first responders working long hours and saving lives. It’s a powerful testament to the role our hospitals play in our community.
But there’s more at stake as we look ahead to what comes after the crisis subsides. Hospitals are now facing a second crisis – one that may be more complex and intractable than the rapid response to treat sick patients.
Listen as we talk with three of Oregon’s top hospital and healthcare leaders about the challenges ahead – and how this pandemic will change our healthcare system going forward.