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GNYHA Television Ads: Hospitals are Safe and Ready to Treat You, Delaying Your Care Can be Harmful

GNYHA is launching a major campaign to inform the public that hospitals in the New York City area are safe and ready to treat non-COVID-19 patients, and that delaying care can be harmful. The four-week, $6 million campaign is anchored by two 30-second television ads in which real doctors from downstate hospitals inform viewers that…

June 9, 2020
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GNYHA Responds to DOH Report on COVID-19 Infections and Fatalities in Nursing Homes

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) released the attached report today on COVID-19 infections and fatalities in nursing homes across the State. The report, which reflects DOH’s in-depth analysis of data supplied by the nursing homes, found that COVID-19 fatalities in nursing homes are directly correlated to infected nursing home staff and visitors—not…

July 6, 2020
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GNYHA Letter to ACGME Regarding New Framework for GME Operations

GNYHA shared the attached letter with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in response to the recently introduced framework for graduate medical education (GME) operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework replaces the three-stage model that was implemented at the onset of the pandemic. Since the framework was released in June and became…

July 6, 2020
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Public Health Agency Supply Management Guidance

CDC Guidance Item Date Updated Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks 3/17 Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Eye Protection 3/17 Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Isolation Gowns 3/17 Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators 4/2 Considerations for Release of Stockpiled N95s Beyond the Manufacturer-Designated Shelf Life 5/22 PPE Burn Rate…

July 6, 2020
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COVID-19 ED Syndromic Surveillance Report

In collaboration, with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, GNYHA is sharing a daily syndromic surveillance report that compares median visits for COVID-19-like illness for the most recent three-day period against the same type of visits for the previous two-week period. The report includes data at the City, borough, and facility…

July 6, 2020
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Data Submission for Remdesivir Distribution; Updates on Future Allocation and Distribution

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the next two deadlines for submitting data into the HHS Protect System–TeleTracking portal to inform its remdesivir distribution. The deadlines for hospitals to submit relevant data are Monday, July 6, at 8:00 p.m. ET and Monday, July 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Hospitals can anticipate…

July 2, 2020
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DOH Expands List of Prioritization Criteria for COVID-19 Testing

The New York State Department Health (DOH) issued updated guidance today on the prioritization of testing for COVID-19. The new guidelines allow a health care provider for any New Yorker who resides or works within the State to authorize diagnostic and/or serologic testing for COVID-19. Health care providers should use clinical judgment to determine the…

July 2, 2020
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GNYHA Responds to New York Times Story on Alleged Disparities in Hospital Care of COVID-19 Patients

The print edition of today’s New York Times includes an article, on page A1 above the fold, called “A Stark Factor in Beating Covid: Which Hospital You Can Afford” (it posted on the Times’ website yesterday). The sub-headline claims that “Mortality Data Suggests Poorer New Yorkers Face Gap in Care,” but among other flaws, the…

July 2, 2020
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DOH Guidance on Applying Travel Advisory to Out of State Patients and Companions

Last week, Governors Andrew Cuomo (NY), Phil Murphy (NJ), and Ned Lamont (CT) announced a joint travel advisory requiring a 14-day period of self-quarantine for all travelers entering New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut from states with significant COVID-19 community spread. The current list of such states can be found here. Essential workers are exempt…

July 2, 2020
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Public Health Agency Prevention and Treatment Guidance

CDC Guidance Item Date Updated Infection Prevention Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential COVID-19 Exposures: Geographic Risk and Contacts of Laboratory-confirmed Cases 5/3 Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 3/20 Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes 6/22 Interim US Guidance for…

July 2, 2020
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Public Health Agency Surge Planning Guidance

Tent Permitting Process for Hospitals NYCEM has outlined temporary actions for the permitting process for tents erected on hospital property. The document also includes Fire Department interim guidance concerning the erection and use of tents by hospitals. DOHMH Surge Planning Tools Bed Surge Capacity Expansion Tool (BSCET) Intensive Care Unit Capacity Expansion Tool (ICUCET) CDC…

July 2, 2020
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