First-Of-Its-Kind Report Details How New York Children's Hospital Transformed to Provide Care to Adult COVID-19 Patients

NEW YORK (May 4, 2020)— Over the course of two weeks in March, COVID-19 cases at Montefiore grew from two to almost 700. As the health system looked to increase capacity, an inpatient pediatric unit at theChildren’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), quickly became a 40-bed unit that would be home to adult patients. A new, first-of-its-kind report published in theJournal of Pediatrics describes the rapid transformation that took place. The report also shares valuable lessons learned and best practices for healthcare providers throughout the country, who may face a similar situation in the weeks ahead.
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