Different than a tornado: How Phoebe Putney Health System navigated the disaster response challenges of COVID-19 [Podcast]

April 8, 2021 |  Podcast, Coronavirus

Recently, I was able to sit down with CMIO Dr. William Sewell, and VP and CIO Jesse Diaz, from Phoebe Putney Health System (Albany, GA), a not for profit healthcare network in southwest Georgia. In 2020, Albany became a COVID-19 hotspot, and Phoebe was at the center of the crisis. One year later, they joined us to reflect on the pandemic, and look ahead to their current vaccine efforts.

Fortunately, the site had already been practicing for natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes. When COVID-19 hit, they activated that same incident command center and started the planning process, as the organization’s leadership began meeting around the clock.

With innovative ideas, and a dedicated team, Phoebe was able to quickly pivot their plans to address the unique challenges of the pandemic. 

Listen to our first podcast segment with Phoebe Putney Health System to hear about the impressive initiatives they implemented to address the crisis.

Want to hear more? In our second segment, learn about Phoebe’s vaccination strategy and community outreach. Subscribe to our blog for a continuation of Phoebe’s story.

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Written by Christine Parent, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

Christine Parent’s well-rounded and smart approach to problem solving has long guided MEDITECH toward stronger relationships across the care continuum. Today, she brings her rich EHR knowledge to the role of associate vice president of marketing--spreading the word on how MEDITECH empowers healthcare organizations, through our company branding, online presence, public relations, and customer events, as well as developing and executing MEDITECH’s “go-to-market” strategy.