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