Leading Through A Pandemic: The Inside Story of Humanity, Innovation, and Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Crisis

  • 6h 26m 28s
  • Charles Kenney, Michael J. Dowling
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2020

What was it like at the epicenter, inside the health system that cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other in the United States? Leading Through a Pandemic: The Inside Story of Lessons Learned about Innovation, Leadership, and Humanity During the COVID-19 Crisis takes listeners inside Northwell Health, New York's largest health system. From the C-suite to the front lines, this audiobook reports on groundwork that positioned Northwell as uniquely prepared for the pandemic.

Leading Through a Pandemic offers guidance on how hospitals and health systems throughout the country can prepare more effectively for the next viral threat. The book includes dramatic stories from the front lines at the peak of the viral assault and lessons of what went well, and what did not. The authors draw upon the Northwell experience to prescribe changes in the health care system for next time. Beyond the obvious need for increased stockpiles of supplies and equipment is the far more challenging task of fundamentally changing the culture of American health care to embrace a more robust emergency response capability in hospitals and systems of all sizes across the nation.

This audiobook is a must listen for health care professionals, policy-makers, journalists, and listeners whose curiosity demands a deeper dive into the surreal realm of the coronavirus pandemic.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Epicenter—The Peak of the Crisis
  • Chapter 2 - A Culture of Preparedness
  • Chapter 3 - An Integrated System
  • Chapter 4 - Staff Safety and Morale
  • Chapter 5 - Protecting the Supply Lifeline
  • Chapter 6 - Clinical Decision-Making in a Pandemic
  • Chapter 7 - Policy and Regulation—The Government's Role
  • Chapter 8 - Research Trials—The Rigor of Science
  • Chapter 9 - Communications—Information is Healthy, Fear is Not
  • Chapter 10 - Looking Forward—Preparing for the Future