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Arizona Surge Line works to even out patient surge

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, April 15, 2021

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by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Consider joining forces with local or even statewide hospitals to find beds for patients during an emergency surge. The plan could improve patient care while saving precious resources like money, manpower, and staff energy when setting up alternate care sites.

Hospitals banded together with state public health officials in Arizona to create the Arizona Surge Line (ASL), a centralized call center manned 24/7 to quickly find the appropriate level of care and bed space for COVID-19 patients across the state, while also managing patient surges to prevent overwhelming any single facility.

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