Preparation is underway at member hospitals and nursing facilities anticipating surge staffing needs due to the continued increase in COVID-19 patient care demands. As activities around surge staffing evolve, GNYHA is pleased to share resources that our membership may find helpful. As an example, please feel free to reference and adapt this staffing plan, which was developed and shared by one of our members.
Staffing Plan in Anticipation of Surge Staffing Needs
December 23, 2020
Governor Hochul’s Emergency Declaration Triggers Surge and Flex System
New York Governor Kathy Hochul just hours ago declared a disaster emergency beginning December 3, 2021 through January 15, 2022 in response to increasing COVID-19 transmission rates and hospital admissions. Among other things, the Governor’s declaration allows the State to utilize the Surge and Flex system to increase hospital capacity, including by postponing non-essential elective...
November 26, 2021
Fatality Management Document Portal & Resource Hub for NYC Hospitals
Due to the decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities, effective June 1, 2021, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) resumed routine operations. New York City hospitals may continue to find the following resources helpful during de-escalation: Planning Resources GNYHA Fatality Management Forward Planning Symposium recording and materials: designed for hospitals...
August 2, 2021
NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner Offers Surplus Mortuary Equipment to NYC Hospitals
In continuation of its demobilization activities, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is offering mortuary equipment at no cost to New York City hospitals seeking to increase their morgue capacity. Numerous items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Detailed descriptions and photos can be found in the attached document. Interested...
June 17, 2021