CHA publicly released guidance on limiting non-time sensitive pediatric elective procedures and improving COVID-19 surge capacity in hospitals serving adults. Mark Wietecha, CEO at Children's Hospital Association, spoke with HealthLeaders to highlight why this guidance is important as children's hospitals stand with the nation during this public health emergency.
The article outlines how children's hospitals can address the surge of adults in need of care:
- Move children out of adult hospitals,
- Direct new pediatric admissions to children's hospitals.
- Expand the age of patients admitted at children's hospitals.