Hattiesburg Clinic acknowledged by the NEJM for its innovative response to managing COVID-19
Hattiesburg Clinic was recognized by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) for its creative and innovative response to managing the COVID-19 outbreak by creating outside partnerships and sourcing solutions locally in the midst of the pandemic.
When confronted with a shortage of COVID-19 test kits, Hattiesburg Clinic partnered with Forrest General Hospital and the University of Southern Mississippi to solve its test tube shortage and ultimately expand testing throughout the state of Mississippi.
The Pine Belt community’s efforts were featured in the journal’s section regarding innovations in the delivery of care. In the article titled “Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from Management Research,” Hattiesburg Clinic was used as a model for other healthcare organizations to follow when dealing with an outbreak of this scale.
“No organization can address independently the wicked problems presented by the scope and scale of COVID-19. This pandemic crosses demographic, geographic, and organizational boundaries,” according to Ingrid Nembhard, PhD, MS, Lawton Burns, PhD, MBA, and Stephen Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH. “Forming and/or strengthening effective outside partnerships is key.”
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