Resilience and Adaptation: How are Hospitals Managing the Public Health Crisis?
As COVID-19 cases surge again in Europe and the United States, public health officials, healthcare workers, and hospital administrators are grappling with the challenges of providing care to patients. At the same time, the experiences battling the pandemic this year have started to shape mid- and long-term preparedness and emergency plans.
As we brace for the coming weeks and months, what are the prospects for hospitals in Germany and the United States? What do hospitals and the public health systems in general need do to quickly respond to future pandemics? How can we ensure that our societies will be better equipped to handle similar outbreaks in the years to come?
Joining us to discuss these questions are Dr. David L. Reich, President and COO of The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and President of Mount Sinai Queens (both part of the Mount Sinai Heath System), and Prof. Dr. Eckhard Nagel who serves as Managing Director of the Institute for Health Care Management and Economics at the University of Bayreuth and practices medicine at the Erdhof Rehabilitation Center in Iselsberg-Stronach, Austria. Since 2018, he has been the German President of the Chinese-German Friendship Hospital of the Tongji Clinic Wuhan.
American Council on Germany