Month: July 2020

US Army Corps of Engineers Readies St. Luke’s Medical Center for COVID-19 Surge Capacity

By Paula L. Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA Veterans Voice Columnist, Arizona Republic Due to COVID-19, Arizona was looking for ways to enhance hospital capacity if needed.  To do this, they turned to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to help.  They had their eyes on the potential of St. Luke’s Medical Center as an alternate …

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VA launches COVID-19 screening tool

Medical centers run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are dealing with a surge of COVID-19 patients across the country.  VA is combatting the virus with several approaches.  In March, they created an operations plan to protect Veterans and staff from acquiring COVID-19 infection.  Their strategy includes ways to leverage technology, communications as well …

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