Episode 10: Unsung Heroes: Coordinating Emergency Services in New York City

Episode 10: Unsung Heroes: Coordinating Emergency Services in New York City

Last year, a makeshift field hospital was built in Central Park. Did you know the last time that happened was during The Civil War?

The pandemic has stretched the healthcare system to its limits, but at every turn, healthcare workers across the country have met the challenge with compassion and creativity.

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Brendan Carr, who is the Professor & System Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine in the Mount Sinai Health System, about the massive effort that went into fighting COVID in New York City and the many unsung heroes that led the way.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we talked about:

  • The unsung heroes in supply-chain logistics
  • The coordination effort that went into setting up a makeshift hospital in Central Park
  • Solving the strain on the oxygen system during the height of COVID hospitalizations
  • Why this challenge required a different kind of leadership

Heroes of Healthcare is hosted by Ted WeynTo hear this interview and more like it, subscribe to Heroes of Healthcare on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Episode 02: COVID-19, NYC: Lessons in Preparedness

Episode 02: COVID-19, NYC: Lessons in Preparedness

In healthcare, things don’t always go as planned.

So, it’s important to talk about the things no one talks about.

And COVID-19 is proof.

In our latest episode, Dr. Marc Napp, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs & Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Mount Sinai Health System, explains how healthcare leaders prepare for the most unlikely events through emergency management.

Marc discusses:

  • The events that led to his focus on emergency management
  • How he and other healthcare leaders approached the pandemic
  • The tension between civic responsibility and civil liberties in the COVID era


Heroes of Healthcare is hosted by Ted WeynTo hear this interview and more like it, subscribe to Heroes of Healthcare on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.