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COVID-19: Guidance on Resuming Hospital Procedures

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM ET



Policy experts from America’s Essential Hospitals examined new federal guidance on a phased-in path to resume certain surgeries and procedures previously canceled because of COVID-19. Vivek Prachand, MD, shared how association member University of Chicago Medicine developed and applied a Medically Necessary Time-Sensitive (MeNTS) prioritization process to use across surgical specialties.


Maryellen Guinan, Esq. 
Principal Policy Analyst
America’s Essential Hospitals

Vivek Prachand, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief Quality Officer, Department of Surgery 
Executive Medical Director, Procedural Quality and Safety
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine

Jennifer Stephens, MPH 
Principal Researcher
America’s Essential Hospitals

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