With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, it is critical that hospitals and the broader community have mechanisms in place to monitor not only the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and available beds, but also to manage current and anticipated patient surges. The indicators described in this document—which were developed with significant member input and testing—will meet that purpose.
Implementation of New Hospital Surge Indicator and Surge Behavior Indicator Questions
November 19, 2020
Use of Sit Stat During the 2021 Summer Season
This past summer, GNYHA used its Sit Stat system more than ever before in response to numerous heat waves, coastal storms, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This report provides an overview of Sit Stat activations throughout the 2021 summer season and includes a spotlight section dedicated to the unique real-time use of the system following...
October 5, 2021
Coastal Storm Sit Stat Surveys
Sit Stat coastal-storm related surveys are designed to: 1) understand key actions taken by hospitals, 2) understand current and anticipated impacts to hospital operations, and 3) facilitate patient bed-matching within and outside of health system arrangements. During a coastal storm response, GNYHA will activate its bed-matching surveys, which utilize a set of previously tested standardized...
July 14, 2021
Hospital MCI Notifications Expansion Initiative: Guidance to Support Internal Hospital Planning
In November 2019, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) began using GNYHA’s Sit Stat platform to make notifications to hospitals when a mass casualty incident (MCI) occurs within the vicinity of the hospital. Notification is provided in accordance with protocols in use since August 2016. Previously, FDNY Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Citywide dispatchers made...
July 13, 2021