In being the health system to treat the first known COVID-19 patient, Providence had to be smart and nimble in how it responded to the virus.
During a May 6 webinar hosted by CHA, seven of Providence's senior ethics leaders described how the system has organized to respond to the numerous ethical issues elevated by the pandemic. "Some of the lessons we've learned have had to do with the need to collaborate … and the need for transparency, communication and education," said panelist Karen Pavic-Zabinski, regional director of ethics for Providence's Southern California region. She said despite the pandemic being a time of great change, "Our commitment to our mission, vision and ethics has not changed."
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